Who was the second woman to run for President of the United States?
Shirley Chisholm was the second
woman to step up on the political platform and run for the office of the
President of the United States.
Shirley Chisholm had many
accomplishments during her life, including being the first African-American
woman to be voted into Congress.
Chisholm ran for the Presidency in
the 1972 election and made headlines when she went to see her opponent, George
Wallace, when he was hospitalized to wish him a ‘get well soon.’ Although she
was the first woman to announce her nomination during that election, she was not
the only woman to run. Two other women, Linda Jenness and Evelyn Reed, also ran
for the position.
The election ended up coming down
to Richard Nixon and George McGovern, with Nixon winning the majority of votes.
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