Paper Title

[2.2] Militant Vs. Moderate: The American Suffrage Movement

Presenter Information

Tiffany Chow MissFollow

Location

IB 1019

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

History | Philosophy | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

One of the greatest female movements came from the work of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) and the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Both of these organizations were pivotal in getting the women’s vote in the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt played a significant role in achieving this feat. The relationship between the NWP and NAWSA worked to complement one another, even though both the parties’ tactics differed from one another greatly. This connection was not made until the Silent Sentinels was able to provoke President Wilson to speak to NAWSA and this moment was crucial for both groups and women in America. This essay concludes by stating that even though both groups, the NWP and NAWSA, were different, both are viewed equally as forceful in history and should be credited for the dedication and labour put into the movement. Paul’s strategy were more radical and outspoken that brought major media and public attention to the movement. Compared to Chapman’s strategies, which focused on working behind the scenes in order to bring forth change. No doubt, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman helped pave the way for the advancement of women in the United States.

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[2.2] Militant Vs. Moderate: The American Suffrage Movement

IB 1019

One of the greatest female movements came from the work of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) and the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Both of these organizations were pivotal in getting the women’s vote in the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt played a significant role in achieving this feat. The relationship between the NWP and NAWSA worked to complement one another, even though both the parties’ tactics differed from one another greatly. This connection was not made until the Silent Sentinels was able to provoke President Wilson to speak to NAWSA and this moment was crucial for both groups and women in America. This essay concludes by stating that even though both groups, the NWP and NAWSA, were different, both are viewed equally as forceful in history and should be credited for the dedication and labour put into the movement. Paul’s strategy were more radical and outspoken that brought major media and public attention to the movement. Compared to Chapman’s strategies, which focused on working behind the scenes in order to bring forth change. No doubt, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman helped pave the way for the advancement of women in the United States.