In honor of Election Day. George Washington, a distant relative of mine through marriage, is known as the first president of the United States of America following the American Revolutionary War, in which I have an ancestor who aided the colonists enabling me to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1965, the 15th Amendment was passed, enabling African Americans the right to vote with no restrictions. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American president of the United States. In 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed allowing women the right to vote. Hilary Clinton is running again to try to become the first woman president, will she be successful?