Some things you probably don't know about Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton looking very 90s

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination for US president - she's the first woman ever to do this for a main US political party.

But her victory isn't being celebrated by some young Democrats who wanted the more left-leaning Bernie Sanders to take on Donald Trump.

They see her as an establishment figure who is power hungry.

That's largely because she's lived in the White House before - when she was first lady.

Her husband Bill Clinton was US president from 1993 to 2001.

You probably know that - but here are some other facts about Hillary Clinton which haven't been talked about in the campaign so far.

She was a civil rights activist - from a Republican family

Hillary Clinton grew up in Illinois with a staunchly conservative father. She was even a member of her now rivals, the Republican Party.

In her first year she was president of her college's young Republicans club.

But during the late 1960s her ideas about the world and how society works completely changed.

She was strongly in favour of the Civil Rights Act which outlawed most racial discrimination and was signed into law by Democrat president Lyndon Johnson.

Hillary's yearbook photo from 19965
Image caption A conservative Hillary Clinton at age 17

And after hearing of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968 she took to the streets of Boston in protest, according to US political journalist Edward McClelland.

She went on to pressure her college into recruiting more black students and staff.

As first lady, she insisted that her office was in the West Wing

The West Wing is the at the heart of power in the White House. It contains the president's own Oval Office, the cabinet office and the situation room.

The Office of the First Lady of the United States had been in the East Wing, which is considerably less interesting. It was mainly built to cover a bomb shelter before First Lady Rossalyn Carter moved in back in 1977.

Hillary clearly felt she wanted to be closer to the action, so during the 1990s she moved over to the West Wing.

The situation room in the West Wing of the White House
Image caption The situation room in the West Wing. There doesn't appear to be a situation right now

Hillary was there when Osama bin Laden was killed

This famous photo was also in the situation room, but taken from the opposite angle. They're watching the raid on bin Laden's compound on the big screen you can see in the picture above.

The famous photo of White House staff in the situation room during Osama Bin Laden's capture
Image caption The most famous "situation" of the last decade - the capture of Osama bin Laden

Hillary joined the president alongside other key figures in the United States government and military for the final moments in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the former leader al-Qaeda who masterminded the 9/11 attacks on the US in 2001.

She later said: "Contrary to some news reports and what you see in the movies, we had no means to see what was happening inside the building itself. All we could do was wait for an update from the team on the ground."

Hillary Clinton visited 112 countries in four years

When she was President Obama's secretary of state Clinton visited more countries than anyone who had previously held the position.

It works out as slightly more than one new country every two weeks for the four years she was in the job.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama visiting Burma in 2012
Image caption Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama visiting Burma in 2012

She was part of the team that got President Richard Nixon removed from office

Richard Nixon resigned after the Watergate scandal of the 1970s - the scandal that was so big that we still add "-gate" to almost any major political mistake or crisis.

"Impeachment" means a formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public official.

Before she was a politician Hillary Clinton was a lawyer.

And she was part of the impeachment inquiry which led to Nixon resigning before he could be forced out.

The impeachment inquiry was looking into evidence of Nixon's involvement in the complex web of political spying, bribery and sabotage that was the Watergate scandal.

...before her own husband was actually impeached

I did not have sexual relations with that woman
Bill Clinton

One of the most famous lies told in US presidential history led to Hillary's husband Bill Clinton being impeached.

He wasn't found guilty even though he did, in fact, have "sexual relations" with White House employee Monica Lewinsky.

Last time she ran for president she was seen as the divisive one

As Clinton laid claim to the Democratic nomination she also made a pitch for unity in the party ahead of the presidential battle ahead.

But it wasn't always this way.

Donald Trump
Image caption No matter what you think of him Donald Trump has undeniably caused a lot of arguments

When Hillary ran against Barack Obama for the 2008 nomination many Democrats saw her as causing a rift in the party.

She had strong links to America's financial centre of Wall Street which, in the middle of the global money crisis, did not look good.

When Obama went on to become president he named her as his secretary of state in an attempt to heal that rift.

She's won a Grammy

In 1997 Hillary Clinton won the award for best spoken word or non-musical album. It was for the audio version of her book It Takes A Village.

We didn't know books could win Grammy awards either, but Barack Obama has also won the award - twice.

Hillary Clinton holding her Grammy award
Image caption The dress that matched her award...

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