Alice Paul In The Film Iron Jawed Angels

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“You asked me to explain myself. I just wonder what needs to be explained. Let me be very clear. Look into your own heart. I swear to you, mines no different. You want a place in the trades and professions where you can earn your bread? So do I. You want some means of self-expression? Some way of satisfying your own personal ambitions? So do I. You want a voice in government in which you live? So do I. What is there to explain?” said Alice Paul in the film Iron Jawed Angels. Alice Paul was the leader of National Woman’s Party. The organization used more radical tactics to get women the right to vote. Carrie Chapman Catt was the President of National American Woman’s Suffrage Associate. This organization used more political tactics to get women the right to vote. Both women wanted to give women the right to vote. However Paul and Catt had their own tactics they used to achieve their goal. The different strategies that Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt used to get the right to vote.…show more content…
She used more of a radical approach to achieve her goals. She wanted to keep suffrage issue in the news. She continuous protests of a non-violent nature to publicly shame the government into acknowledging that their ideas for democracy clearly did not include women. After President Wilson told Alice that he could not bother congress with an issue he knew nothing about and that he would have to educate himself on the issue. Alice knew that he was not going to help her and that she had to come up with a new way to get

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