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5. Woodhull was the first woman to run for president.
In April 1870, just two months after opening her brokerage firm, Woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States. She campaigned on a platform of women’s suffrage, regulation of monopolies, nationalization of railroads, an eight-hour workday, direct taxation, abolition of the death penalty and welfare for the poor, among other things. In addition to promoting herself in her weekly newspaper, Woodhull organized an Equal Rights Party, which nominated her at its May 1872 convention.
In the end, Woodhull’s name appeared on ballots in at least some states.
Many of the reforms and ideals Woodhull espoused for the working class, against what she saw as the corrupt capitalist elite, were extremely controversial in her time.
originally posted by: khnum
There are many great African American men but one wasn't chosen for President
There are many great American women but one wasnt chosen to run for President.
I cant wait to see the 2020 election a transgendered Richard Simmons perhaps