The Life and Views of Victoria Woodhill

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She is most well-known for being the first woman to ever run for President of the United States of America. As well as being a Presidential canidate for the 1872 election, she was also a women's rights leader, a businesswoman, and a medium. She lived a very controversial life, from being the breadwinner of her family, to being thrown in jail. She was a radical reformer, she believed in self-governing, and that all women have the right to choose what's best for them, and in some cases, if that meant being a prostitute, then that was perfectly fine. Victoria was a fire-cracker. She became very involved in everything she believed in. In this paper I intend to summarize breifly the life of Victoria Woodhull, while also discussing her views on self-governing, the impact she made on the women's suffrage movement, and also the obstacles she encountered through this turmoilous journey.
Victoria Claflin was born September 23, 1838 in Homer, Ohio. She was the daughter of Buck Claflin and Anna Claflin. In her later years she had painted her childhood as white picket fence, perfect home, but, in reality it was far from it. Her dad was the town's crook, and her mother was looked at differently because of her ability to speak with spirits, a talent that Victoria found she also had. From a young age she possessed great leadership skills. Her nickname was "the…

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