Alice Paul



Alice Paul
January 11, 1885
July 9, 1977
Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Birmingham
Moorestown, New Jersey
Moorestown, New Jersey
Alice Stokes Paul

Suffragist Alice Paul devoted her all consuming purpose to ladies’ privileges and was a key figure in the push for the nineteenth Amendment.

Who Was Alice Paul?

Alice Paul grew up with a Quaker foundation and went to Swarthmore College before living in England and pushing for ladies’ democratic rights. At the point when she got back to America in 1910, she turned into a pioneer in the suffragist development, in the end shaping the National Woman’s Party with Lucy Burns and turning into a key figure in the voices that prompted the entry of the nineteenth Amendment. In later years she supported for the section of an Equal Rights Amendment too. She kicked the bucket in Moorestown on July 9, 1977.

Family and Education

Alice Paul was conceived on January 11, 1885, in Mt. Tree, New Jersey, going to class in close by Moorestown. She was the oldest offspring of William Mickle Paul I and Tacie Paul who later gave her three additional kin. Impacted by her Quaker family (she was identified with William Penn who established Pennsylvania), she learned at Swarthmore College in 1905 and proceeded to accomplish graduate work in New York City and England.

While in London from 1906 to 1909, Paul turned out to be politically dynamic and unafraid to utilize emotional strategies on the side of a reason. She joined the ladies’ testimonial development in Britain and was captured on a few events, spending time in jail in prison and going on an appetite strike.

Alice Paul’s Accomplishments

  • Extremist for Women’s Right to Vote

At the point when she got back to the United States in 1910, Paul got engaged with the ladies’ testimonial development there also. Driven likewise to change different laws that influenced ladies, she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1912.

Prime supporter of Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage

From the start, Paul was an individual from the National American Woman Suffrage Association and filled in as the seat of its legislative board. Out of disappointment with NAWSA’s approaches, nonetheless, Paul left to frame the more aggressor Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage with Lucy Burns. The gathering was later renamed the National Woman’s Party with the objective of actualizing change on a government level.

Known for utilizing provocative visual media to come to their meaningful conclusion, NWP individuals known as the “Quiet Sentinels” picketed the White House under the Woodrow Wilson organization in 1917, making them the principal gathering to make such move. Paul was imprisoned in October and November of that year because of the fights.

Pushing for an Equal Rights Amendment

After ladies won the option to cast a ballot with the nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Paul committed herself to chipping away at extra strengthening measures. In 1923 she presented the principal Equal Rights Amendment in Congress and in later decades chipped away at a social liberties bill and reasonable work rehearses. In spite of the fact that she didn’t live to see the ERA added to the U.S. Constitution (to date it stays ineffectual), she got an equivalent rights attestation remembered for the preface to the United Nations contract.


Until she was weakened by a stroke in 1974, Alice Paul proceeded with her battle for ladies’ privileges. She passed on July 9, 1977, in Moorestown.

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