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Rye Miles #13621

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On this day 151 years ago - November 5, 1872 - a woman cast a ballot for President of the United States for the first time in our nation's history. Susan B. Anthony, long an advocate for white women's suffrage, was promptly arrested for casting an illegal ballot in her hometown of Rochester, New York. She was tried, convicted, and ordered to pay a fine, which she steadfastly refused to do. The authorities ultimately declined to take further action against her.
Anthony and other prominent suffrage advocates continued to speak out after this widely publicized incident. In fact, Congressman James A. Garfield once declined an invitation to speak at a pro-suffrage conference. For his part, Garfield did not favor granting women the right to vote, believing it would do little to improve their condition.
While Garfield was very much ahead of his time on many issues of his day, he maintained what we might think of today as an "old-fashioned" or "traditional" view of gender roles in American society. He was certainly not unique in holding such views.
Image: Portrait of Susan Brownell Anthony by Carl Gutherz, 1895 (National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institute)
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23 minutes ago, Alpo said:

Your story is about a woman voting for president.

 

Your title appears to be about a woman running for president.

 

Bait and switch.

By golly you’re correct, guess one more coffee and I would have read it right! Changing it now!

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Here’s the first woman to actually run for POTUS 

https://www.history.com/news/who-was-the-first-woman-to-run-for-president

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23 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Here’s the first woman to actually run for POTUS 

https://www.history.com/news/who-was-the-first-woman-to-run-for-president

Does it count as a "run for office" if you are not eligible to hold that office?

 

You got to be 35 and she was only 34. It seems to me it shouldn't count. Even in trivia. Be like my 16-year-old granddaughter running.

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Without women voting we probably wouldn’t have had presidents like JF Kennedy, Clinton, or Obama since many women vote based on looks.  This means Garfield was not wrong that women voting would not help their condition.  
 

there’s my unpopular post for the day.

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1 hour ago, Alpo said:

Does it count as a "run for office" if you are not eligible to hold that office?

 

You got to be 35 and she was only 34. It seems to me it shouldn't count. Even in trivia. Be like my 16-year-old granddaughter running.

Another question is why was the woman who voted was arrested but the woman who actually RAN for POTUS didn’t ??

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2 hours ago, Alpo said:

Does it count as a "run for office" if you are not eligible to hold that office?

 

You got to be 35 and she was only 34. It seems to me it shouldn't count. Even in trivia. Be like my 16-year-old granddaughter running.

The article said that her votes wouldn't have counted anyway since she was only 34.

Woodhull was something of a pioneer even before she launched her bid to shatter the political glass ceiling. She’d spoken before Congress regarding equal voting rights, and had opened the first woman-owned brokerage firm on Wall Street. Woodhull failed to score any electoral votes on Election Day, and there’s no record of how she fared in the popular vote. Even if she had won, she would have been barred from taking up residence in the White House—though not because of her gender. The Constitution requires that presidents be at least 35 years old upon their inauguration. Woodhull would have been just 34.

 

Apparently she didn't read the Constitution and neither did anyone else! :o

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3 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

The article said that her votes wouldn't have counted anyway since she was only 34.

Woodhull was something of a pioneer even before she launched her bid to shatter the political glass ceiling. She’d spoken before Congress regarding equal voting rights, and had opened the first woman-owned brokerage firm on Wall Street. Woodhull failed to score any electoral votes on Election Day, and there’s no record of how she fared in the popular vote. Even if she had won, she would have been barred from taking up residence in the White House—though not because of her gender. The Constitution requires that presidents be at least 35 years old upon their inauguration. Woodhull would have been just 34.

 

Apparently she didn't read the Constitution and neither did anyone else! :o

Well, a gentleman does not ask a woman her age.

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