First Female Vice President

Tara Baradaran, Staff Writer

In the history of the United States, our nation has never had a female vice president. When Joseph R. Biden Jr. became president, he helped change that. Now, Kamala Harris is making history. Kamala is a great role model for everyone to look up to. As high school students, we need intelligent minds to get inspiration from, and women can no longer believe that their power is limited. Anyone can do anything they put their mind to.

Women have long been held back, since time started. During the 17th and 18th century, women’s main roles were to clean the house and take care of the children. Women were have continuously seen as the “weaker sex.”

Slowly, over the years, things have started to change. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote. Women moved into higher job positions, and they have been climbing up the social ladder. Women have ran for president, such as Hilary Clinton in the 2016 election. There still has not been a female president yet, but we are making progress.

Kamala Devi Harris, born on October 20, 1964, has always been a fighter. She was raised by her single mother, in Berkeley. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, is a very prominent figure in her life.  “My mother would look at me and she’d say, “Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last, “ says Kamala Harris. 

Harris also served as a U.S. senator from 2017 to 2021, and as  the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. 

Kamala Harris is our country’s 46th vice president, making history as a female and a person of color. Harris went to Howard University, and went on to become a prosecutor. She has worked towards helping women that have dealt with sex-trafficking. This woman is also a person of color, which also marks her the first black vice president.