Compare And Contrast Hilloria Woodhull And Hillary Clinton

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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…
However, they shared some aspects, like on the issue of marriages where Hillary was an advocate of same-sex marriage. The United States having achieved free love as Woodhull had advocated, the discussion is no longer about people being allowed to love, marry, divorce, and remarry people of the opposite sex upon their wish, but had shifted to people of the same sex. Similar to Woodhull, Hillary advocated for equality for all, where people would be allowed to get married to anyone, even those of the same sex. On health, Clinton advocated for Obama Care and was opposed to universal healthcare. She further proposed a stimulus plan to make sure that more jobs were created, proposed an increase in taxation for the middle class, an increase in the minimum wage per hour, increase documentation for the undocumented immigrants, and a review of the gun …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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