Alice Paul Legacy And Lasting Impact

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Alice Paul Alice Paul was a American suffragist who worked and studied most of her life for equal rights between men and women. CONTENTS 1 Introduction 2 Progressive Era 3 Legacy and Lasting Impact Introduction The American suffragist women Alice Paul dedicated her whole life to make a difference in the women's rights movement in the 20th century. Alice was born on January 11, 1885 in New Jersey. Into the Quaker family. She dedicated her whole life to only one thing, making sure men and women had equal rights, which she called " ordinary equality". She went on strikes and created grand events to get people aware of the problem and to make a difference. She was one of the most (overlooked) civil rights leader in the 20th century Industrial Revolution Before the American revolution women were stay at home mothers who were servants for there husband and had no say in word about anything that went on. Alice Paul did everything she could do to make a difference. She sacrificed going to jail several times, going on hunger strikes, being force fed shoving a tube down her nose just so they can …show more content…

In 1912 there was only 9 states that women were aloud to vote. Alice Paul realized she had to do something to increase those number and make every country let women to vote so Alice realized she need to make an amendment to the United States constitution. Alice Paul was the first women to lead the first picket line in front of the White House to get president Wilson to (support) the amendment. After 72 years of striving to achieve the amendment in year 1920 the 19th amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. In 1972 the equal rights was also passed which read, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Saying that men and women are to be seen

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