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Charting the Historic Significance of Hillary Rodham Clinton (April 2017): Conclusion

By Angela Fritz

Conclusion

On November 9, Hillary Rodham Clinton embraced her historic role and the symbolic nature of her 2016 presidential campaign by conceding that the highest, hardest ceiling remains unshattered. In her concession speech, Clinton maintained her lifelong theme of resilience and empowerment by encouraging daughters and granddaughters to “never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” Clinton’s experience in the 2016 presidential campaign reveals the challenges and obstacles encompassing entrenched gender constructs that embody the American presidency. Her hard-fought presidential bid will undoubtedly add volumes to this essay. As her story shifts we, as readers of her biography, anticipate where the next chapter will take her.