Newsreel depicting the women's suffrage movement. Senator Margaret Chase Smith on steps of Capitol waving. At a Washington luncheon, she informs the audience that she intends to run for president. Overhead shot of the Republican Convention. Smith becomes the first woman placed in nomination for president. People at convention holding and waving "Smith" signs. Scoreboard shows she received 21 votes. Barry Goldwater wins the Republican nomination. Conventioneers packed in at convention site. Overhead shot of people at convention, state flags and people holding signs.