June 8, 2016 1:15 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton became the first woman chosen as the standard-bearer of a major American political party on Tuesday, as a crowd of hundreds relished the historic moment.

“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” Clinton said during a victory speech in New York.“Don’t let anyone tell you that great things can’t happen in America. Barriers can come down.”

Watch the reaction of the crowd the moment Clinton celebrated the milestone, 96 years after American women first won the right to vote.

 

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