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Hillary Clinton accepts US presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton is set to address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, accepting her nomination as the official Democratic Presidential candidate for the US elections 2016.

us presidential election Updated: Jul 29, 2016 09:06 IST
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Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.(REUTERS)

Hillary Clinton is addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, accepting her nomination as the official Democratic Presidential candidate for the US elections 2016.

The first woman to lead a major US political party toward the White House, Clinton will be greeted by a crowd of cheering delegates eager to see history made in the November election. But her real audience will be millions of voters who may welcome her experience but question her character. For Clinton, the stakes are enormous.

Here are the highlights of her speech:

- Hillary Clinton begins her speech thanking all her supporters

- America is great because of President Obama’s leadership and I’m better because of his friendship

- I want to thank Bernie Sanders. His campaign inspired millions of Americans

- For those of you out there who are just getting to know Tim Kaine, he’ll make the whole country proud as our vice president

- Donald Trump wants to divide us from rest of the world and from each other

- We have the most dynamic, diverse people in world. We have most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had

- Donald Trump has taken the Republican Party a long way. From morning in America to midnight in America

- We will not build a wall—instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one

- We will not ban a religion.We will work with all Americans and our allies to defeat terrorism

- Don’t let anyone tell you our country is weak; Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes—we do

- None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone

- ‘Stronger Together’ is not just a slogan for our campaign. It’s a principle for the country we’ve always been

- No one gets through life alone. We’ve to look after each other and lift each other up

- Simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws

- I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans, Independents & for all Americans together

- When any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone...when there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit

- Every kid with disability has right to go to school. Make it possible step-by-step, sometimes door-to-door

- My primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States

- I believe climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs

- If you believe minimum wage should be a living wage, join us

- If fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the woman card, then deal me in

- In Atlantic City…you will find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because Donald Trump refused to pay his bills

- Donald Trump says he wants to make America Great again. He could start by actually making things in America, again

- Keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do that work will be my highest priority

- A president should respect the men & women who risk their lives to serve our country

- A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons

- How can we stand by and do nothing in the face of gun violence?

- I don’t want to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place

- We will reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end

- Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young black & Latino people who face the effects of systemic racism and feel their lives are disposable.

- You have to stand up to bullies, you have to work in the face of all odds

- Yes, the world is watching what we do, America’s destiny is ours to choose