Alice Paul 's Impact On Women 's Suffrage Essay

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Alice Paul (Jan. 11, 1885 - July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist, feminist, and women 's rights activist, and a leader and strategist of the early 20th century campaign for the 19th constitutional amendment, which prohibited sex discrimination in the right to vote. “Deeds, not words” was one of her mottos, she fought for actual changes and not just promises, which helped change the lives of every women in the US. Alice’s impact is clearly found in the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade, Silent Sentinels, and the passage of the 19th amendment. She was a strong leader and was critical in the acceptance of women’s right to vote. Alice Paul left an exemplary legacy and her strong determination for change has inspired people for decades.
Alice Paul was born in 1885, in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, to William and Tacie Paul. She was also coincidentally a descendent of William Penn, the Quaker founder in the state next door, Pennsylvania. Her parents were strong believers in social equality, and sometimes her mother would even take her to suffrage meetings, which clearly impacted the life choices and decisions Alice made. Alice attended Moorestown Friends school and finished at the top of her class. In 1901 she attended Swarthmore College, where she was a member of Student Government - which is where she got her start in politics. After finishing up her education in the US in 1907 and receiving an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, she traveled to…

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