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Is Hillary Clinton the first woman to run for President of the United States?

VictoriaWoodhull.jpgNope! In fact, she is the 25th woman to run. Who was the first? A woman named Victoria Woodhull ran for President of the United States in 1872!  Although few have heard of her today, when she ran for President of the United States in 1872, she was one of the most famous women in the country. She advocated many things which we take for granted today: the 8-hour work day, graduated income tax, social welfare programs, and profit sharing, for example. Read more about this true trailblazer.
Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2007 by Registered CommenterGirls in Gov | Comments Off

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