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        Geraldine Ferraro | The Contenders - 16 for '16

        A former elementary school teacher and prosecutor, and a formidable congresswoman from Queens, Geraldine Ferraro’s selection as Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984 made her the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket, but it also put her and her family in a pressure cooker. In the end, the Mondale-Ferraro ticket lost all but one state in one of the most lopsided contests in United States history, but ‪Ferraro’s trailblazing candidacy would have a lasting impact.‬

        Geraldine Ferraro: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and learn about Geraldine Ferraro. She was the first woman on a major party United States presidential ticket (in 1984) and catapulted Walter Mondale's campaign from dull to dazzling.

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        Geraldine Ferraro: The Origins of Ferraro

        Learn more about Geraldine Ferraro's background and what led to her selection to be the first female vice-presidential candidate, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Geraldine Ferraro: Ferraro and the Historic Convention

        Learn more about the historic Democratic National Convention night in 1984, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Geraldine Ferraro: Ferraro and the Glass Ceiling

        Learn more about Ferraro's lasting legacy, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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