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Victoria Claflin Woodhull was born on September 23rd, 1838 in Homer, Ohio. She was a gifted and an extremely determined individual who received little to no education, in which she attended school on and off. Nevertheless, Victoria knew at a very early age that it was her destiny to accomplish great things; and that she did. She was truly a remarkable and a powerful human being during the nineteenth century in the United States.
She was notably recognized for being the first woman in history to run for president in the United States in 1872, as well as the first woman to ever address Congress regarding women's suffrage in 1871. She was an advocate for equal education for women, as well as women's right to vote, and was in favor of women's …show more content…

After delivering her Constitutional argument, several newspapers reported on her appearance; one including the Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, which printed a full-page image of Woodhull with other famous women suffragists of that time. It was an incredible and very fulfilling opportunity for Victoria Woodhull, in that she gained vast popularity from mostly women, and was noted for being this admirable and commendable individual that American women in this day and age could look up to.
Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, were the first two women to create and operate a Wall Street stock brokerage firm in 1870 known as Woodhull, Claflin, & Company. The firm opened up with help from Cornelius Vanderbilt, who appreciated Woodhull for her skills as a spiritual medium. The creation of this firm was a critical step towards Victoria's goal. "It would provide the financial backing she needed to wage war on Victorian sensibilities and thrust her into the public spotlight, where she would begin her crusade for women's rights" (Gabriel …show more content…

She went above and beyond to promote women's rights for equal education, women's right to vote, the right for women to be in control of their health, as well as the right to choose to be married or divorced, without any government intervention. Even though Victoria Woodhull was not the most educated and politically experienced person on the planet, she still managed to accomplish more than most of us can say we have in our lifetime. She had a strong and independent voice that many people admired, and were also intimidated by, and was not afraid to speak out in front of the American people to get her point across to whoever it was she was trying to convince – like Congress for

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