Important People in 1919 The Year That Changed America

Martin W. Sandler
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Alice Paul

Alice Paul was an active suffragette who advocated strongly for women's right to vote, and who emerged as a leader within the movement. Alice Paul joined the American suffrage movement in 1912 at twenty-eight years old, after returning from England. A Quaker from New Jersey, Alice worked with some of the most militant leaders of the British suffrage movement. This gave her many ideas on how to make the American movement more effective. It was Alice Paul's ides to stage a suffrage parade in Washington at the same time as President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration. Paul was active in raising both money for and awareness of the parade. She is described as having been very difficult to refuse. Alice Paul also formed, with Lucy Burns, the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman's Party. In addition to being credited with bringing more militancy to the American...

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