Compare And Contrast Hillary Clinton And Victoria Woodhull

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While Hillary Clinton was the first woman to run for the United States presidential with the sponsorship of a large party, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for the president of the United States in 1872 which was 144 years ago, and 50 years before women had the right to vote. The political life of Woodhull paints a picture of the challenges that women have faced in politics which are mirrored by other women, including Hillary Clinton. The two share similar political stands, especially when it comes to the national conversation of having strong stands concerning family, labor and as well as issues concerning women. They established lifelong projects to come up with emerging channels of communication. They also faced similar challenges, …show more content…
She was the first woman to run for the presidential seat, although the sitting president Ulysses S. Grant won the election, she had fought for the presidential position, even though women were not allowed to vote. Which came 50 years later after the 19th ratification. However, women were not constitutionally band from voting. Her presidential aspirations were based on issues such as universal suffrage, the introduction of an eight-hour working day, the scrapping of death penalties, as well as the nationalization of railways. Further, she believed in free love, which would allow both women and men to marry, get divorced, and remarry on their wish. Close to the presidential election working as an editor for a newspaper, she got jailed having accused a prominent preacher of having an affair outside his …show more content…
They also attempted to mobilize the same segment of voters who had voted for Obama in the previous election. Her strategy to embrace and promise to continue with similar policies as Obama seemed to appeal voters, especially the African-American society. However, towards the end of the campaign they attempted to degrade the image of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. At the beginning of her campaign, Hillary did not have to introduce herself to the public, having served as the first lady to Bill Clinton. Her case was different from that of Woodhull, who was fairly unknown and was made famous by the numerous media attacks that she received and the newspaper that she ran. Hillary also used the media to spread her ideas and advance her political stance through establishing strong relations with them. She managed to receive much support from the media, with many analysts arguing that she managed to utilize the media to her

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