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Democratic Nominee, Clinton, Makes History

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Who will become the next President of the United States is a common topic in our society today. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is the million dollar question.

Clinton and Trump have been nominated from their respective conventions. Clinton became the first woman to be designated as a democratic candidate.The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The Democratic Party encourages more government programs. They believe in equal opportunities and rights. Their mission is to renew a sense of community among us fellow Americans.

Clinton took various positions on political issues during the time she served as First Lady of the United States. She is the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. She was the First Lady from the year 1992 until 2000. Clinton first rose to an elective office in 2001 and stepped down from an elected position in 2009. She served as a U.S. Senator of New York. In 2008, Clinton ran against Barack Obama for presidency. But, Clinton did not receive the nomination of the Democratic Party. Instead, Obama was appointed as the Democratic candidate and became the 44th President of the United States. Clinton was appointed by President Barack Obama to become Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She served as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States. She used her position to bring women’s and human rights to light. However, she faced major controversy and criticism for using her personal email address for official government business during her time as Secretary of State.

During the spring of 2015, Clinton announced her decision to run for President. Seventeen major candidates entered the race, however; only Clinton and Trump are left standing. Her campaign revolves around immigration, abortion, guns, healthcare, foreign policies, taxes, and national security. She has stated that two of her top priorities would be redoing the immigration system and spending hundreds of millions more on infrastructure. Policies that would affect working women in particular, such as mandatory paid family and medical leave are also at the top of her list to do.

The presidential election is just around the corner. The man or woman you decide to vote for will lead this country for at least four years. A lot of you will have just turned 18, and will be able to register to vote for our next president. Please do research on the candidate you decide to vote for. Do not follow what the previous generations have done before. Vote for the candidate that seems like they could run our country best. Our forefathers specifically spoke against splitting the country into different political parties, so make the right choice. Do not listen to the biased news reports. Do some actual research on the candidate you vote for. So many people choose to vote for a candidate simply due to the (D), (R), or (I) next to their name. Democrat or Republican, it does not matter. I am not a Democrat, nor Republican. I am an American.

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Democratic Nominee, Clinton, Makes History