With her daring and unconventional tactics, Alice Paul eventually succeeded in forcing President Woodrow Wilson and a reluctant U.S. Congress to pass the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Here at last is the inspiring story of the young woman whose dedication to women’s rights made that long-held dream a reality.
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Quakers, also known as Friends, are a religious group that arose in England whose adherents are noted for their simplicity of living and pacifism. It took a long struggle that succeeded in many individual states before voting rights for women were granted nationally by the 19th Amendment in 1920. The long struggle for equal rights for women took shape in the 19th century and was resisted by conservative thinking about gender roles.