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Unformatted text preview: frontier. The privilege to vote in state elections was given to women in 1914, but the pace of women rights was not at the pace that was desired. In 1907, Alice Paul joined the suffrage crusade to create more equality between the sexes. In 1913, she planned for 5,000 women to protest at President Woodrow Wilsons inauguration. The riot got so out of control that Alice Paul and other suffragists were sent to jail and were punished. In 1914, she shaped the Congressional Union, which was determined to ratify woman suffrage through a constitutional amendment. She was arrested and received a seven-month sentence for protesting in regards to a constitutional amendment, and was also declared insane but was soon released due to a public disagreement. This was only the beginning of the womens suffrage movement. The contributions that women had to the first world war played a huge role for granting womens rights....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course AAS 33B taught by Professor Do/doi during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State University .
- Spring '11