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His financial backing enabled them to become the first female stockbrokers in with an office near the New York Stock Exchange, where they attracted many female clients. Their success emboldened them to start a newspaper. Although these were radical ideas for the time, they were tame compared with the articles inside the newspaper endorsing free love freedom to marry or divorce or live without marriage , suffrage, sex education, and equality for women. By Woodhull was announcing her interest in running for the presidency.
But this is an epoch of sudden changes and startling surprises.
What may appear absurd today will assume a serious aspect to-morrow. Woodhull offers herself in apparent good faith as a candidate, and perhaps has a remote impression, or rather hope, that she may be elected but it seems she is rather in advance of her time. In she became the first American woman to run for the White House as the candidate of the Equal Rights Party which was allied with suffragist groups. Opposing her were Republican President Ulysses S.
Most of her campaigning was in New York, and there is no record of how many votes she received. Nonetheless, she had set an important precedent.
In the territory of Wyoming gave women the right to vote. In , the same year Woodhull ran, suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester, New York, for trying to vote in the presidential election. A dozen years later voters in eight states created ballots to vote for Belva Lockwood.
Belva A. Lockwood was a teacher and school principal before she became a lawyer. Overcoming many barriers before gaining admission to a law school and to legal practice strengthened her resolve to improve the legal and social status of women. Due to her efforts Congress passed a law in allowing female attorneys to practice in the federal court system. Lockwood then became the first woman to be admitted to the U. Supreme Court bar, and in the first woman to argue before the court. In she agreed to be the candidate for President of the National Equal Rights Party and massed over 4, votes; she would run again in Lockwood was member of the Universal Peace Union and believed that war could be prevented through arbitration and international courts, values that had long informed her work and politics both before and after her presidential campaigns.
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Bok was a partner in a thriving literary agency with his younger brother, Edward W. Lockwood writes here to William about why the Equal Rights Party decided to nominate her:.
The test was made, and the legal and political aspect of the woman question discussed not only by pulpit, press and forum, but in every palace and hovel from …. I am not anxious to know at this stage who that woman will be, but believe it not only possible but probable in the future of this country.
Frederick Opper. Now Let the Show Go On! The satirical Puck cover drawn by Frederick Opper enjoyed a national audience. The American version of Puck fd. Opper was another regular contributor to Puck whose work included caricatures and the first regular comic strips. The artist was alluding to the theatrical character Columbine and her suitors Pierrot and Harlequin.
Lockwood apparently took no offense at her image and was actually portrayed much more favorably in other national and local publications. She embarked on an energetic campaign across the country. The other male candidates received fewer than , votes each. The Issue— Liberty, Justice, Humanity. William Jennings Bryan. The Gilded Age c. American presidential campaigning changed again when a global depression led to conflicts between capital and labor.
Wordy broadsides began to fall out of favor as simpler and more colorful posters and sloganeering replaced them. Bryan wanted the U. His vivid language still resonates today:. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it. You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard.
I tell you that the great cities rest upon these broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. Similar disagreements erupted when McKinley and Bryan opposed each other again in Appendix: Table of Presidents.
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