Alice Paul

Alice Paul, a women's rights activist 1885-1977

Alice paul

Alice was a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and served as the chair of its congressional committee. Out of frustration with NAWSA's policies, however, Paul left to form the National Woman's Party with Lucy Burns. Together Burns and Paul led a successful campaign for woman's suffrage.

Alice's impact

Alice Paul and her friends played a crustal role in giving woman equal rights. Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all woman, without her the world may not have equal rights today or may have just recently acquired them. Her life symbolizes the long struggle for justice for woman in the United States and around the world. Her vision was the notation that woman and men should be equal partners in society. Alice was a key figure in the push for 19th amendment.

Facts About Alice:

  1. Alice Paul a birthright Quaker, but as she became interested in politics, she became frustrated with her faith’s reluctance to actively work for woman suffrage.
  2. Alice loved physical activity. In high school and college, she played softball, basketball, hockey, tennis, and ice skated.
  3. Paul was arrested eight times for her suffrage activism .
  4. Alice crafted watchfire protests across from the White House in Lafayette Square.
  5. Alice and other woman became the first to picket the white house on January 1917, and spent another 18 months picketing.
  6. After the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, Paul and the National Woman's Party worked on the Equal Rights Amendment.
  7. Alice's motto was "Deeds Not Words"
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"National Women's History Museum." Education & Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.

"Alice Paul." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.

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"Alice Paul, Suffragist and Activist, in 10 Facts | OUPblog." OUPblog Alice Paul Suffragist and Activist in 10 Facts Comments. N.p., 26 Aug. 2014. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.