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Hillary Clinton's breakthrough moment was a long time coming




Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Last night in the city of Brotherly Love, history was made. Hillary Clinton officially accepted her party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention, making her the first woman to be nominated to lead a major party. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2T-sNGMx2I

The candidate didn't dwell too much on gender last night, however. She talked about her personal background, her work with kids, her travels around the world as Secretary of State. 

She also appeared thoroughly impressed by the pyrotechnical portion of the evening. 

So how did Clinton get to this point, and what does this mean for women in politics going forward?
 

Take Two put that question to Rachel Van-Sickle Ward. She's a professor of political science at Pitzer College.

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.