Alice Paul 's Views On Women 's Suffrage

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Alice Paul died on July 9, 1977, almost sixty years after the fight for Women’s Suffrage ended with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. In her ninety-two year life Alice Paul experienced times of financial well-being, accomplishments in schooling, radical activism, and the fulfillment of one of her political aims – Women’s Suffrage. Even though she never saw the passage of her ultimate objective of an Equal Rights Amendment, she could be recognized as a woman who could have independently terminated the seventy year battle for Women’s Suffrage. Alice Paul’s extremism played one of the most vital parts in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Alice Stokes Paul was born on January 11, 1885 in a New Jersey town called Mount Laurel. She was the oldest of four kids born to Quaker parents, William and Tacie Paul. William Paul worked as the president of the Burlington County Trust Company which delivered a nice life for the Paul family. While Alice experienced a fortunate life on her father’s farm she was educated with Quaker customs. Quaker traditions include working to benefit society, gender fairness, and non-materialistic morals alongside close connections to nature and society, and humility. As Alice grew older she became a devoted pupil all the way through grade school. After grade school in 1901, Alice Paul attended Swathmore College. While attending Swathmore, Paul served as a member on the Executive Board of Student Government which may have ignited her enthusiasm…

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