Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

why did alice paul think women's rights were so important?

why did alice paul fight so hard to be free?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Alice's parents were Quakers and raised her with a belief in gender equality, and the need to work for the betterment of society.

    The most enduring legacy of Paulsdale (the Paul home) was its role in the suffrage movement and the resulting influence it had upon Alice. Alice's suffrage ideas were planted early as Tacie, who as a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association attended women suffrage meetings-- often with Alice in tow. Tacie may have also held meetings at Paulsdale or entertained members afterwards. It was at Paulsdale, Paul noted years later, that she was first introduced to the suffrage movement.

    When a Newsweek interviewer asked Paul why she dedicated the whole of her life to women's equality, she credited her farm upbringing by quoting an adage she learned from her mother, "When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row."

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  • tuffy
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    9 years ago

    Alice Paul was one of the founders of the National Women's Party. They wanted to get the right to vote for women. They would do anything, even go to jail, for picketing the White House while Woodrow Wilson was president. On November 14, 1917, Alice Paul along with 33 other picketers were beaten,choked, dragged and handcuffed. It was another 3 years before the women got the right to vote.

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