The Importance Of Historical Movies In Hollywood

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We live in a time when for some people history does not matter, they say that it is in the past never to return. So there is not always an emphasis on making sure that we learn history the way it was lived, but we see historical movies and assume that it is the God’s honest truth because the movie shows insight that the text book never mentions. These are times where we believe what we read or see on the internet or in magazines is 100% truthful and that is simply not the case. Even though we have historical movies at the ready we must realize that Hollywood at the end of the day wants to make movies that interest people, and sometimes that means adding some extra drama. Thankfully Iron Jawed Angels, a story about women’s suffrage during the …show more content…
in 1913. They were trying to wake not only politicians, but other women to how important suffrage was for women of all walks of life. Unfortunately what started off as a calm event to raise awareness and funds turned to violence. Although there was violence due to the unwilling ness of the police to protect and the anger of some citizens it did gain new sympathies that would work in its favor. Alike the movie Inez Milholland did in fact ride the white horse at the beginning of the parade. 3Mrs. Leighton whom we saw becoming more and more intrigued and involved with the National Women’s Party was simply a character that Hollywood added to encompass women who were politically and socially well connected. The suffrage parade did in fact bring women who were prominent in their communities to become more openly involved in suffrage. The lack of protection of these women by the D.C. Police is what ended up having Chief of Police Richard Sylvester being …show more content…
The National Women’s Party did go out and hold banners six days a week and in any weather for over a year.4 Their banners called the President on his pass comments holding him accountable to his own words. These banners were exactly replicated for the movie; it was even shown that they were out there in all the seasons. Wilson did not realize that they were so committed and serious about their cause, he believed that they would get cold and go home. But that was not the case these women wanted to bring to the attention of the president and their fellow citizens that them not having the right to vote was not a part of democracy. Even once the United States became a part of the war and the NAWSA ended their activism to become a part of the war effort the NWA continued to picket the President. This was when things really started to escalate, because some of the banners started addressing the president as “Kaiser Wilson” . Paul even went as far to prepare pickets for the visit of Bakmetief and his delegation arrived saying “President Wilson and Envoy Root are deceiving Russia. We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million American women are denied the right to vote President Wilson is the chief opponent of their national enfranchisement. Help us make our government really free. Tell our government they must liberate its people before it can claim free Russia an

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