On March 3rd, 1913, a commotion arose outside the White House. A parade of 5,000 suffragists marched up Pennsylvania Avenue, hoping to draw the attention of Woodrow Wilson, whose presidential inauguration was scheduled for the following day . However, thousands of people who were in town for the inauguration crowded the parade route. Some of the spectators cheered the women on, but others jostled and harassed the marchers. Undeterred by the parade’s setbacks, the suffragists proudly finished their first national march.
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