The Rise of Hillary Clinton

Chronicling her path from an Illinois high school student to a 2016 presidential candidate.

Hillary Clinton has had a long career in politics. See the steps she took to get to the 2016 presidential race.

Hillary D. Rodham gives the Wellesley College 1969 Student Commencement Speech.
Yale Law students Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham posing on campus.
Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton look over Ground Zero in New York City, prior to a wreath-laying ceremony there by US Congress members in 2002.  (National Journal)
Senator Hillary Clinton lays her hands in prayer on the ancient stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, during a 2005 visit to Jerusalem's Old City. (National Journal)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Lawmakers questioned Clinton about the security failures during the September 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. (National Journal)
On April 12, 2015, Clinton announced her candidacy for president in a YouTube video.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits in on a round table discussion as she visits the Kikis Chicken and Waffles restaurant on May 27, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (National Journal)
Hillary Clinton speaks during the Democratic Party of Virginia Jefferson-Jackson dinner June 26, 2015 at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. (National Journal)
Clinton holds a Pork Chop on a Stick as she tours the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (National Journal)
Clinton continues on the campaign trail for 2016, speaking to guests gathered for a campaign event on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College on August 26, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa. (National Journal)