Many have been under the assumption that Hillary Clinton was the first-ever woman to run for President of the United States, but it seems as though history had forgotten about Victoria Woodhull, who decided to run for president in 1872.
Victoria was a daring woman in the sense that she ran for office "48 years before women were granted the right to vote," according to INSH. Victoria was the presidential candidate for the Equal Rights party and her vice president was "Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas".
Victoria was an advocate for women receiving the right to vote, women having agency over their bodies and she was also an early advocate for "free love". Unfortunately, Victoria was in prison on election day and received no votes, however she did pave the way for women today.
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