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Women's Suffrage

             Women’s suffrage began in 1853 and was one of the most difficult times during the Progressive Era. The problem was that people didn’t take women serious, or respect them. Basically, their job or role was to stay at home and be a wife, and mother. Men wanted women to do that, rather than work at jobs. But women didn’t like that because they were being treated unfairly and disrespectfully. Women wanted to feel apart of society. The only way they could do that was to vote. Political issues started to reach inside people’s homes; so women needed the right to vote. They argued that it was the only way to make sure that the government would protect children, foster education and support family life. This had gone on until the 19th amendment passed, which was in 1919. It affected women’s lives dramatically. Alice Paul was a well-known leader during this Women’s Suffrage Movement.

             Alice Paul is our muckraker. Women fought for change to allow them the right to vote. Also the labor hours they were working and were only getting a dollar-fifty a week. They also be in dangerous conditions, and expected to give their money to their husband. The jobs they had was usually working in cigars and clothing factories. Most of the women didn’t even have a education, and sometimes got cheated out of how much money they were suppose to get paid. They protested against laws that only allowed them to work a certain amount of hours. They also fought to make laws that would improve the safety of their families. And they wanted people not to drink alcohol because their husbands spent most of their money on it. Yes, women were able to vote in 1919. No our topic is not an issue to this day; women can do almost anything a man can do, and get paid the same amount.

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In Which Countries are Women Not Allowed to Vote?

In Which Countries are Women Not Allowed to Vote? | Woman's Sufferage | Scoop.it

Saudi Arabia is one of two countries in the world where women cannot vote in any elections whatsoever. They are also not allowed to run for any political offices. Though many women attempted to register as voters in the 2011 municipal elections, they were turned down. Despite this, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has said that women will be able to run for municipal offices and vote in 2015.

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National History Day Documentary Finalist 2009

Our Documentary on Alice Paul came in 12th place in the country at the 2009 National History Day Competition and won Best in it's State in the Senior Division...
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Alice Paul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alice Paul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Woman's Sufferage | Scoop.it

In 1979, she was inducted, posthumously, into the National Women's Hall of Fame.[7]
Paul created a long legacy of woman’s rights. Her alma mater Swarthmore College named the Women's Center and a dormitory in her honor. Montclair State University in New Jersey has also named a building in her honor. Hilary Swank, in the HBO 2004 movie Iron Jawed Angels, portrayed Paul during her struggle for passage of the 19th Amendment. Two countries have honored her by issuing a postage stamp: Great Britain in 1981 and the United States in 1995, issuing a 78¢ Great Americans series stamp.
Paul is also scheduled to appear on a United States half-ounce $10 gold coin in 2012, as part of the so-called "First Spouse" program. A provision in the Presidential $1 Coin Program (see Pub.L. 109-145, 119 Stat. 2664, enacted December 22, 2005) directs that Presidential spouses be honored. As President Chester A. Arthur was a widower, Paul is representing Arthur's era.[8]
In 1989, the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation was working to raise the funds needed to purchase the brick farmhouse in Mount Laurel Township where Paul was born.[9]
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Vocab

Immense – Extremely large or great.

 

Mosaic – A picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.

 

Democracy – A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

 

Creeds – A system of Christian or other religious belief; a faith.

 

Municipal – Of or relating to a city or town or its governing body.

 

Ratified – Sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.

 

Compulsory – Required by law or a rule; obligatory.

 

Monarchy – A form of government with a monarch at the head.

 

Suffrage – The right to vote in political elections.

 

Posthumous – Occurring or appearing after the death of the originator.

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Alice Paul Quotes

Alice Paul Quotes | Woman's Sufferage | Scoop.it

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

• It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.

• I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

• We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.

• The Woman's Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.

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Answer to: What countries do not let women vote?

Answer to: What countries do not let women vote? | Woman's Sufferage | Scoop.it

Women's suffrage (the rights to vote) denied or conditioned
* Bhutan - One vote per house. Although this applies to both men and women, in practice it currently prevents many more women from voting than men. If the new proposed constitution is voted and ratified, then no restrictions will apply by 2008.

* Lebanon - Partial suffrage. Proof of elementary education is required for women but not for men. Voting is compulsory for men but optional for women.

* Brunei - No suffrage for women. Neither men nor women have had the right to vote or to stand for election since 1962 because the country is governed by an absolute monarchy. (see note)

* Saudi Arabia - No suffrage for women. The first local elections ever held in the country occurred in 2005. Women were not given the right to vote or to stand for election.

* United Arab Emirates - Limited, but will be fully expanded by 2010.

* Vatican City - No suffrage for women; while most men in the Vatican also lack the vote, all persons with suffrage in Papal conclaves (the Cardinals) are male.

 

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Alice Paul biography

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Alice Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885 to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.

Few individuals have had as much impact on American history as has Alice Paul. Her life symbolizes the long struggle for justice in the United States and around the world. Her vision was the ordinary notion that women and men should be equal partners in society.

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Alice Paul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist and activist. Along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.[1]

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