How Did Women's Suffrage Change In America

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Women’s Suffrage: did or did it not change in America? Alice Paul, a young women fighting for rights, went on a hunger strike in prison to stand up for what she believed in. Paul and other suffragists were arrested and sent to Occoquan Workhouse, in Virginia. These women were fighting for their rights to vote, to be as equal as men. They suffered in crucial conditions while serving their time in prison. In prison, the environment was terrifying and brutal. These women were beaten, pushed around, and thrown into the cold, unsanitary, and rat infested cells. Not being able to eat for what they were fighting for made the situation ten times worst then a regular prisoner. Then later on the suffragists were force feed by guards shoving food down their throats. Alice Paul and the suffragists were taken out of jail and sent to a mental hospital in hope…show more content…
Females from all over America were waiting for more than a hundred years for the day that they can finally vote. A New York Times report said, “The half century struggle for women’s suffrage in the united states reached its climax at 8 o’clock this morning, when Bainbridge Colby, as a secretary of state, issued his proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment had become a part of the constitution of the United States.” Woodrow Wilson was president at the time and women stood outside his office protesting to have this right. Woodrow made a speech on this day saying “I for one believe that our safety in those questioning day, as well as our comprehension of matter that touch our society to the quick, will depend upon the direct and authorization participation of women in our counsels.”(Wilson) On this day women had hope to overcome this and give them a reason to know that they made the right decision on giving women the right to
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