A list of women that broke through barriers to enter the world of American politics.

Kamala Harris has conquered many milestones in her career, including being the first Black woman to be elected district attorney of San Francisco and the first Black and South Asian woman elected California attorney general. When Joe Biden named his former campaign rival then-Senator Kamala Harris as his Democratic vice presidential nominee she became the first Black woman and Indian-American on a major party ticket. Harris became the first female vice president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2020.
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