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Aaron Gould Sheinin

Hillary Clinton officially accepts Democratic nomination for president

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives two thumbs up to the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 28: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives two thumbs up to the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, becoming the first woman at the top of the ticket of a major American political party.

In a speech that moved from biographical, to an attempt at mending fences with Bernie Sanders supporters to repeated shots at Donald Trump, Clinton laid the ground work for a long campaign to November.

Acknowledging the moment, Clinton said, “even more important than the history we made tonight is the history we’ll make in the years ahead.”

She vowed to empower Americans to create better lives, more jobs with higher wages and opportunities in the United States.