Monday, November 02, 2009

Blog #25 - Women's Rights - The 1920s

In 1920, America finally approved women's right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. Now, women aged 21 and over could vote in all elections.

The movement began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY where women gathered to make a list of grievances "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" (1).

In 1869, famous female leaders Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton launched the National Women's Suffrage Assoiciation (NWSA) right around the time that Wyoming granted women suffrage. In addition, Colorado is the first state to adopt an amendment granting women the right to vote (in 1893). Utah and Idaho follow suit in 1896, Washington State in 1910, California in 1911, Oregon, Kansas, and Arizona in 1912, Alaska and Illinois in 1913, Montana and Nevada in 1914, New York in 1917; Michigan, South Dakota, and Oklahoma in 1918 (2). Black women also formed a group called the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) who also had the same goals as the NWSA - universal suffrage.

The National Women's Party, led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, began a strong push for the passage of the Anthony Amendment. That push includes protesting in front of the White House and other acts of civil disobedience. check out the trailer for HBO's Iron Jawed Angels:







That's Hilary Swank (2 time Oscar winner) playing Alice Paul. Paul and Burns decided to take their pursuit of suffrage to a whole new level which scandalized old-fashioned suffragists like Carrie Chapman Catt, but in the end, proved more effective than not. For instance, Paul and Burns organized a march for President Wilson's inauguration in 1913 (and violence broke out afterwards).
Lawyer Inez Milholland riding a horse in the 1913 parade (looking like Joan of Arc).




Here's a YouTube link to part 1 of IJA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5ePfUW-60

Part 2 of IJA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT76UtxpOoA (Ida Wells appears in this segment pushing for black women to march together w/ white women).
Part 3 of IJA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ZK1v9O1DI (the 1913 march and violence are at the end).
Part 4 of IJA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYYqtq_uRlM&feature=related (reaction to the violence as the DC police turn away - Wilson declines to push for suffrage).
Part 5 of IJA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T68z-EpoXg (see the split of the more conservative NAWSA and the more radical Congressional Union / National Women's Party).
Some of the reasons why men didn't women to vote (tongue in cheek):

Why We Don't Want Men to Vote (by writer Alice Miller, 1915):

- Because man's place is in the army.
- Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it.
- Because if men should adopt peaceable methods women will no
longer look up to them.
- Because men will lose their charm if they step out of their natural sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms, uniforms, and drums.
- Because men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them unfit for government (3).

Finally, after showing that women have earned the right to vote by working in the factories during the Great War, President Wilson finally pushed for the amendment's support. It probably didn't hurt that the NWP asked voting women not to support Wilson in the 1916 election. The House passed it overwhelmingly, but it took the Senate another couple months to finally agree to the amendment.
"Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan were the first states to pass the law; Georgia
and Alabama rushed to pass rejections. The anti-suffrage forces, which included
both men and women, were well-organized, and passage of the amendment was not easy.
When thirty-five of the necessary thirty-six states had ratified the amendment, the
battle came to Nashville, Tennessee. Anti-suffrage and pro-suffrage forces from
around the nation descended on the town. And on August 18, 1920, the final vote
was scheduled.
One young legislator, 24 year old Harry Burn, had voted with the anti-suffrage forces to that time. But his mother had urged that he vote for the amendment and for suffrage. When he saw that the vote was very close, and with his anti-suffrage vote would be tied 48 to 48, he decided to vote as his mother had urged him: for the right of women to vote. And so on August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to ratify" (3).
With all of this info, please answer the following questions:
1. Why do you think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage?

2. Can you think of current or recent incidents / marches / protests where protestors had used more radical tactics to gain attention to their cause? Which ones? What did they do?

Due Friday, November 6. 150 words minimum.


Sources:
1. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0875901.html The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls, NY, 1848.
2. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html Women's Rights Timeline.
3. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/suffrage1900/a/august_26_wed.htm Women's History



62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Austin Rovinski 5th hour-Wickersham 11/3/09

1. I think that the women of the NWP had to resort to more radical methods of protest to highlight their case for suffrage, because people didn’t know about the cause, and people who did were probably dismissing them as an illegitimate and unjustified rights group. For example, if a rights group for trees were protesting, not many people would notice and wouldn’t pay much attention to it. If the group started hauling in giant oak trees in wagons into polling places, it would call attention and show up in the media to let people know that the group is serious. Another reason directly pertaining to the time period is that with so many issues going on, i.e. the red scare, immigration, and labor unrest, it was necessary to use radical methods to pull people’s attention away from those issues and draw it to women’s suffrage.
2. One recent event that a group used to gain attention was a PETA commercial. In the commercial, it said that on average, vegetarians have better sex than people who eat meat, so you should “Go vege.” This was a radical way (at least by the standards of a commercial) to gain attention for their movement.

Anonymous said...

Women like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods like because they were not being recognized as much as they would have liked to be. Also, they wanted their problem, of not being able to vote, to be acknowledged as a bigger problem because it was sort of brushed away and not seen as something that should be dealt with immediately. Teacher strikes are examples of recent protests that had radical tactics. The teachers would not do their jobs because they were not being treated fairly. One specific example is that in Hayward, some teachers went on strike because administrators had given themselves a 16.81% raise and the teachers got nothing. The teachers went on strike and demanded the same percent raise as the administrators. There were many rallies supporting the teachers. Even parents joined in on these rallies because they also felt that the teachers were being poorly treated.

Alex Valente
5th Hour

Anonymous said...

1. I think that the women back in the 20th century had to go to radical methods to solve the problem of women’s suffrage because the government and society were no listening. This could have been because back then people in society thought that women were not as powerful as men, and that the men were the ones who did all the hard work for the family. IU also think they had to go to more radical methods because they knew that if they didn’t act, and make a point quickly that the government would forget about the subject of women’s suffrage. I think that one of the main reasons that women won the right to vote was because they used these powerful methods to really get the point into the government and say that women are just as important in the world as men are.
2. One of the recent incidents that’s been happening around the world is the protest and fight to stop racism. These groups of people could be churches, schools, or governments, the point is, is that these people have all gone to more radical methods to stop racism. People have created websites, created foundations, and have even led strikes in front of government property. Another incident that has had many protests that happened on September 12, 2009 was that over 10,000 people protested against obama’s health care plan, and according to some radicals, his “spending spree”.

Alex Allen 5th hour

Anonymous said...

They had to start to join multiple groups to get recognized like Women’s Social and Political Union, National American Women Suffrage Association, and later formed the National Woman's Party (NWP). They tried everything they could to get publicity, which they eventually did. They got tired of getting pushed to the side all the time, so they had to join and create groups that would help them get the attention they needed. An example of a radical tactics is all the protest back after the Civil War and blacks became free men. Rosa Parks had lots of famous protest that were done to recognize her. Martin Luther King like the NWP also organized lots of protest to stop all the segregation that was taking place like, different drinking fountains, places you can sit on a bus, whether or not you can eat in certain diners, and schools you can go too.
Muhannad Al-Bakkour
5th Hour

Anonymous said...

1) I think the women of the NWP such as Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because if they did not do more radical movements because then they might not have gotten their point across that all men and women were created equal, and thus not gotten the right to vote.
2) A protest happen just a little while ago on Nov. 5. The FBI had killed the Muslim leader called Imam Abdullah on Oct. 28; the FBI had shot the Islamic leader 18 times. Some people had said that the leader was a very nice man who helped the people around the Mosque. In response to the killing the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI) called for a mass demonstration outside of the federal building in Detroit on Nov. 5, the demonstration was designed to both condemn the assassination of the Islamic leader as well as a demand for an independent investigation on Imam’s death at the hands of the FBI.
Damien Dorre, 5th hour, Nov.04 2009

Anonymous said...

Blog # 25 Woman’s Rights
I think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to higher their case for women suffrage because none of the men in congress would listen to them because they think women should work in the house and take care of the children while the men go out and work and vote. The women thought that if they used more radical methods to get the men’s attention then they thought so be it. Anyway that the men would notice their cause and do something about it was ok with them. Today more than ever there are many protests are going on over Obama’s health care reform and auto workers protesting Grandholme’s tax on auto workers. There are also more violent riots and protests that go on in the Middle East over the American troops being there and over the presidential election in Afghanistan.

Liam Rush
1st hour

Anonymous said...

David Hoffman 3rd period Nov 4, 2009

The women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to radical methods to get women the right to vote because when they tried to ask for suffrage in a “civilized” way – men treated them like lesser beings and children. They were told they weren’t smart enough, they were too emotional and would just end up getting in trouble. They belonged in the kitchen and raising the children. The radical methods finally got the attention of the governments and the men that held the power.


More recent events that have used marches and other tactics were the health care debates where organized protesters shouted down the speakers to keep them from talking to the public. Another instance is the march of gay rights groups to Washington DC to protest that Obama had not followed through with his promises to help with certain causes.

Anonymous said...

Scott Crosthwaite
5th hour
1. I think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because it probably was not working so they had to go to more extreme measures. I also think that they wanted their problem fixed and they weren’t being recognized. People saw it as not of a big deal, they just ignored it so they wanted to be recognized and their problem, to be able to vote, they wanted this law passed. Another reason is people back then didn’t think women were as equal as men because the men brought in all the money, and did all the work. But then when women started to work in the factories and proved themselves that they were equal to men president finally recognized women were as equal to men and passed the law for women were able to vote.
2. One recent protest was the University of Oakland teachers. The teachers went of strike and they went outside of the school and protested, they held up sign made t shirts and did everything. That is one recent protest that used radical tactics.

Anonymous said...

1.The women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to radical methods because cause men back then didnt care much about women they thought should st ay at home and work around the house.Also if they didnt make a point about it make them think through it they would forget women’s suffrage. Men also thought they were to weak,emtional, and wasnt smart enough.If this didnt happen women would not be voting today.

2. recent marches protests where protestors had used more radical tactics to gain attention obama’s health care reform and auto workers is one Martin Luther King Jr lead many marches to stop sergation. Pople protest racism and try to put a stop to racism.

Quinton Furman
3rd hour

Anonymous said...

1. Women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods in order for them to be noticed more. If they didn’t do something that stood out, then no one would even think to look at them, and since they did stand out and nobody liked what they were standing up for, they still made a huge impact. The fact that they were so public about the issue, made the issue more open to people. It made more women join the association, and more men against it- but all that matters was that men noticed it. Because they noticed it, it later was ratified.
2. Some recent protests where protestors had used more radical tactics to gain attention are protests on abortion and also protests on the government and how much money it’s spending. Some people that protested against the government recreated a Tea Party. Also, people protesting abortions have blown up abortion clinics.
Sydnee Cohen
5th hour

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Levin
1st hour

The women of the NWP, such as Lucy Burns and Alice Paul resorted to more radical methods because they wanted their case to stand out to people. They wanted everybody, including the government, to be informed and aware of the point they were trying to make. Their original methods hadn’t worked so well, so they decided to try something else in order to get peoples’ attention. These new radical methods proved to be effective in stressing the importance of woman’s suffrage. An example of a recent event today is the protests of the radical gay activist groups in Lansing, Michigan and Washington. The groups have resorted to extreme methods in an attempt to get their point across. They are strongly against people who claim the bible states that homosexuality is a sin. Members continue to disrupt services at religious organizations such as Mount Hope Church in Lansing. In one of the groups, called “Bash Back!”, members stood up during a service and began yelling things such as “Jesus was a homo”, and “It’s ok to be gay”, upsetting the congregation. Another group resorted to pouring glue in a church’s locks and spray painting its walls.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Ross-5th Hour

1. The women in the NWP resorted to more radical methods, because they wanted to show that they weren’t joking around. They wanted to show all the men in Washington that they serious about women’s rights. They wanted to be treated equally and wanted to have the same privileges as men did. If they didn’t use radical methods, I don’t think that they would have been noticed, they would have needed a lot more people if they didn’t turn to those methods.
2. One of the more recent events in today’s news has been people protesting Obama’s plan for nationalized health care. It is all over the news and you hear it everywhere. People who are against it will go to different types of events and just protest the nationalized health care plan. Some people think that every time Obama gives a speech, that he is going to try and promote his plan for health care.

Anonymous said...

I think the main reason people in the 1920’s resorted to radical methods to highlight their causes were to gain attention and awareness. There were so many worthy causes to fight for back then, and there still are now, but the government and the citizens of the United States will only react to so many speeches and strikes. In Lucy Burns and Alice Paul’s case I think it was even harder to gain support for women’s suffrage because they were women. Protests and other more traditional ways to argue a point might fully work, but I think people in 1920’s, especially the women of the NWP, really wanted their point to be known and they wanted to do something about their issue. I feel like I would be much more interested if a whole group protesting gun control were to wear a full-on head-to-toe bulletproof suit wherever they went rather than launching a strike or picket. The point would be taken and I think the issue would be addressed. A more recent example of a radical protest was Julia Butterfly Hill, who lived in a tree for over two years to prevent a lumber company from cutting it down. Not only did she save the tree and make a lasting impression about deforestation, but there was also a movie made about her (a documentary called BUTTERFLY).
Elyse Dumas - 5th hour

Anonymous said...

1. Woman of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul have to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for womans suffrage because they have to make their pursuits stand out and be noticed. Since women werent viewed upon as powerful and great as men, they had to do something that would attract attention. If they did not do this, they wouldnt be looked at twice. Even though there was opposition to their pursuits, it made a greater impact by gaining interest. They needed the cause to be taken more seriously and do something that would work, since it hadnt in the past. Radical measures had to be taken to get enough attention and agreement to win.
2. A recent event that has occurred where more radical tactics were used was the teachers strike. It was Oakland school teachers and they went outside to protest. It hasnt just been at Oakland either, teachers in general do it. They protest for high wages, raises, or to be treated better, or more fairly.

Rebecca Cook
5th Hour

Anonymous said...

1. Women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to such methods because a lot of people didn’t know about their cause and the ones that did dismissed women’s suffrage as an illegitimate cause. But by resorting to radical methods they drew attention to their cause people would be less likely to just brush the cause away not even thinking twice about it. At the time period people thought that men had women were not equal and that women didn’t deserve a voice in the government but if more radical methods were used maybe people would listen.
2. Recently I have seen people in the Middle East rioting to draw attention to the corrupt voting system. People were rioting in the streets which drew international attention to their cause and gathered support from other nations. In Washington people were protesting the public option outside the capitol. People were holding signs with pictures of Obama next to Hitler and Stalin in order to draw attention to their cause.

Jon Holland
5th Hour Wickersham
11/3

Anonymous said...

Back in this time, if women did not say things that could be labeled extreme or different than what was already being said, they would be ignored. Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to saying these radical statements so they could be heard. Even if their true beliefs and message didn’t lie in those statements, it was a way to get their voice out. A similar march/event that occurred in today’s time was the September 12 march organized by Glenn Beck. This was supposed to be a peaceful anti-government march supposedly to remind people that we were not staying true to the Constitution. People held up signs of Barack Obama being portrayed as Hitler and a witch doctor. Obviously the intent of this march was to bash Barack Obama and try to boost ratings for Glenn Beck’s program. Glenn Beck and Fox News also lied about the number of people at this march. They estimated that there were 1 and possibly even 2 million people at this event, but this number was proven fabricated. This shows that no matter what the message is, or what the time period is, someone will do something different and even lie about it to get their message across.

-Andrew Williams
3rd Hour

Anonymous said...

1. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns had to turn to more radical methods because people were not listening to them. They wanted everyone to know that woman wanted to be able to vote and be equal to men. Their old way to try to get people’s attention was not working so they jumped to more radical methods as they did.
2. Yes, abortionist uses very radical tactics when they protest. They have signs of dead babies and other tactics like say you were killing babies who could be the next president. Also stem cell research they talk about how it could save people from rare diseases. Both sides use radical methods the pro side says that you can save lives with this research and the side that thought it was bad said that it was killing babies. There are many reasons why these groups use these tactics; it is to make everyone aware of the opinion.
Blake Groskind
Hour 1

Anonymous said...

1. I think that woman of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for woman’s suffrage because it wasn’t getting enough attention. If they wanted society to listen to their ideals, then they had to go to extremes. These extremes included hunger strikes, parades, mass picketing, and suffrage watch fires.
2. This past September, Oakland University had strikes over a 9% tuition increase. The administration made an extra fourteen million dollars and gave $100,000 to the university president raising his salary to $350,000. The American Association of University Professors (or AAUP) blocked all of the school’s entrances, causing the university to cancel classes for the day. Protester, that included students as well as teachers, held up signs reading “Students Support Our Professors,” and “Higher Education Not Higher Profits.” Classes were still open via email to students so that they would not fall behind.
Kristina Ndrejaj
US History-5th

Anonymous said...

The women had to use radical methods like marches, protests and civil disobedience because regular methods like talking to their husbands or other men in power did not work. Their ideas were thrown aside. Men thought that women were too emotional, they also believed that they couldn’t work as well or as hard because they could get pregnant and they also believed they weren’t as smart as men. They were every bit as smart – but the male dominated society made it so that women were not as educated.

Recent incidents where protesters have used radical tactics to gain attention to a cause includes the protests in Iran where they tried to get the government to give more women’s rights and have fair elections. At Birmingham’s own school board, parents, teachers and other staff went to meetings to protest cuts for parapros. PETA is an organization that has used radical methods like throwing red paint at fur-wearers.
Adam Egrin
5th period
11/5/09

Anonymous said...

1. I think the women like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to gain attention for the suffrage movement because without attention no one would have know what the women were actually fighting for. A possible reason to the reason why they used more extreme tactics was because the average male of that time would not listen to women if they did not attract attention because they normally have a reason to. For people to pay attention to a cause they need to be able to recognize key leaders that are known to do anything to forward the cause.

2. On September 3, 2009 at Oakland University the cancelation of class comes as the faculty and administration, continue to negotiate a new contract. As a result, university administrators were canceling classes considering to students who travel to or on campus and might otherwise find that their instructors are not present to conduct class. The teachers refuse to teach their classes to progress their cause for better contracts with more pay and benefits.

Keon Collier
3rd Hour

Anonymous said...

Keith Wright
3rd

1) Women like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to act very aggressive to be heard by other people that don’t think that women suffrage is an important matter. I think that women activists had to act more rebellious to achieve equal rights because no one would take them seriously until they did something that proved how serious they were.
2) Other groups have been using very rebellious tactics to bring attention to their cause such as many terrorist and Anti-American groups. The people who supported women suffrage were not nearly as radical in their protest as local terrorist groups such as the one in Dearborn, whose rebellion is expected soon for the death of their leader.

Anonymous said...

Rudy Schreier 1st Hour
1.I think the women of the NWP had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because I believe they thought they should be recognized more and because they thought no one was listening to what they were trying to say. I think no one was listening to these women because back then, men took the highest and most powerful spots in society, and these men didn’t acknowledge the women. Because the more powerful men didn’t recognize them, the other peoples of a town or state, choose not to either. The NWP saw this happening, and decided to resort to more radical methods, to hopefully gain more and more peoples opinion.
2.A recent protest that had used more radical tactics would be the teachers strike. The teachers did many things so they could get more pay, like refusing to teach, making signs and t-shirts, and even going outside to show people how much they cared.

Anonymous said...

1st Hour
11/5/09
Natalie Hords

1. The woman of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to heighten their case for women's suffrage for multiple reasons. first of all, these are women that were not well known and they were fighting for a cause that was just floating about that no one really recognized. Once they started trying to get their message across, people were not listening. They needed a big way to grab peoples attention and make them realize they weren't just some silly girls spitting out words with no purpose. They wanted to prove that they were there for a reason and that they were not giving up till their goal was met.

2. A current protest that has been going on for a while now involves animal rights. The way they protest animal rights includes laying on the ground, nude, and smeared in (hopefully fake) blood. Another way they have protested is by painting themselves as animals and sitting in small cages holding signs to support their cause, They do this to show how curious creatures shouldn't be locked up.

Anonymous said...

Lucy Burns and Alice Paul resorted to the more radical methods because they wanted to be acknowledged. They wanted all the people and the government to see how strongly they felt about women’s rights and how they needed a change. If they just put up signs or told a few people about how unfair it is, that would of gotten nothing done. Making a scene or protesting outside of places helps get more people informed about the problem and helps the government see that women really cared about their rights in their Country. Recently hundreds of physicians went to the state capitol protesting the new three percent tax on them. Having them actually go to the capitol with a big group shows that this really has an effect on them that they don’t like.

Melissa Pace 1st hour

Anonymous said...

1. I think they had to start using radical methods to show the nation that they were serious. They had to catch the attention of everyone and it seemed that the only way to do that was to use radical methods. The women felt very strongly about the cause and they were willing to do almost anything to put it into action. Speeches and fliers just weren’t cutting it. The parade ended in violence and the police force didn’t think they were worthy of police protection.
2. Recently there has been some strikes against the government. One example is the thousands of people that protested in the streets against President Obama’s health care plan reform. Many people were concerned with his new plan because this affects everyone’s families, and people want to make sure they will be cared for when the need it most. A state representative made a disrespectful remark towards the president while he was making a speech at Congress. Another example, though not recent, is of someone throwing a shoe at George Bush’s head while he was speaking somewhere. This is a very radical movement for someone’s own personal opinion.
-Amanda Carrick 5th hour

Anonymous said...

I think that the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because their cause was not well known and people that did know about their cause didn’t care because they were women and women weren’t supposed to be able to vote. Also, the ability to vote as a woman was a huge privilege and they wanted this case to become very popular and well known. So they needed to use radical tactics to get the attention of all of these people who believed women suffrage was wrong.
There have been many recent protests where protestors had to resort to radical tactics. One of these major protests was the Obama healthcare protest. Many radicals shouted through loudspeakers and other things like that to gain the attention of the people. Also, there are abortion protests all over the country. Driving down Southfield road, I came across a group of radicals shouting through loudspeakers and holding up huge signs about how wrong abortion is. Those are two of the many recent protests.

Jake Balicki
3rd Hour

Anonymous said...

1. I think that the women in the 20th centurary had to take radical methods to slove the problem of suffarage because people back then though that women were not equal to men. Men were the dominat race and did everyting for the family except cook and clean. They also did this because the government would not have reconized this issue if they did not make it as big as they did. The reason women won the right to vote is because they got the governments attention and they told them that they should get just as many rights as men do.
2. One of the most recent incedent that has been happening around the world is racism. Many peple are trying to help stop racism. Some of these groups are churches , schools, groups, and even the governmant. Many people have gone to more radical means to stop racism. Such as strikes, websites, and groups. Another insident was at the Oakland Unioversity the teachers went on strike because they wanted raises and more staff to be hired.

Ashton Botsford
1st hour

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest reason that woman like Lucy Barns needed to resort to more radical methods in order to make people take notice of their cause. Woman suffrage was something that was going very unnoticed. People did not care about this cause, so they didn’t pay attention or make an effort to help the cause. Using more radical methods (such as protesting outside the white house) gets their point across much more efficiently/effectively. These methods eventually worked too. Women eventually got noticed and woman were eventually granted the right to vote.
One recent protest that used somewhat radical tactics was the Oakland University teacher’s strikes. Teachers stopped classes and protested with signs in order to have their requests met. Another recent protest (similar to Lucy Barns’ protest) was an anti-war protest that was also done outside the white house. These protest were done for the same reasons as protest by woman in the 1900s- to make people recognize the cause that was not being recognized earlier.
Brad Benghiat 1st Hour

Anonymous said...

I think that the reason the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Burns had to resort to more radical tactics because their views where not being brought to the attention public, and they did not think their views were being looked at in a serious light. So they felt like they had no other resort but to resort to radical measurers. There are many groups that have resorted to using more radical measures then usual. A prime example would be the gay rights march that happened on October 11, 2009. This was because they thought they were being ignored, and the only way to bring attention to them selves was the march. Another example is the 9/11 attack on the twin towers. While I do not approve of it in anyway, it was just an attempt to bring attention to a people who felt ignored. There are many other examples as well, more then anyone could count.
Jacob Hasenau

ian frederik 3rd hour said...

The NWP members had to resort to radical methods because they thought that their cause would not be noticed if they were supposed to just sit around and complain about it like previous generations had. In my opinion it’s true. People who just complain are ignored. Picketing and protest rallies get media attention. The flappers weren’t afraid of not being proper. They wanted to be heard!

Some radical tactics used were the public protests (that later turned into riots) that the hippie counterculture used in the late 60’s and 70’s to fight against the Vietnam War.
Protesters used and still do chain themselves to trees, buildings and other things to stop them from being killed or destroyed. There are even groups to stop injustice against people. The amnesty international group at Groves is a perfect example of this. There are the protest methods like the sit in. where you sit down and block commerce. This is done nonviolently and usually works well.

Anonymous said...

Blake Jackson
5th Hour

1. I think that they resorted to more radical methods because of the lack of attention to the movement. They were having trouble getting the movement noticed so they took matters into their own hands. They had been trying to move towards the movement for a while and when no results happened they became frustrated and decided to get attention any way they could. The same has happened for years including race riots and other protesting events.
2. Most race riots are results of anger caused by being ignored by society and government. For example after the officers of the Rodney King trial were acquitted many race riots broke out in LA. After the trial people just broke loose and rioted. For years people had been complaining about racism of the LAPD. The protesting had already been carried out through music including N.W.A., Public Enemy and other names and groups. Even films such as Do the Right Thing called out the bigotry of law enforcement around the country. After all methods had failed, and emotions were high the riots started. Arson was committed everywhere and many were killed with other immigrants and minorities being hurt because of the anger. Since then the cases of racist officers are taken much more seriously now.

Anonymous said...

Ari Franklin
5th hour

1. I think that the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage because it was the best way to get noticed. Before this they were quietly and passively fighting for their rights and this wasn’t a good plan. When they did this it made it easy for the men to ignore them and not take them seriously. When they started doing more radical things people started to notice. Since more and more people were noticing they couldn’t ignore it any more and had to do something about it and that’s why the women finally got what they deserved.

2. I can think of at least one current incident where the protesters took a more radical approach to their protest. This was when the teachers were going on strike and Oakland University. During this protest they refused to work. Because of this the administrators were forced to cancel classes. This was all so they could get better benefits and pay. If they didn’t take this more radical approach they to could have been ignored just like with the cause for women’s suffrage.

Anonymous said...

Luke Rappley
1st Hour
1.I think that Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because they weren’t getting their point across well enough. They also weren’t getting listened to by people of importance on this issue like people in Congress. Back then people didn’t care about women’s rights and didn’t want to listen to them try and get the right to vote.
2.One recent protest I can think of where protestors used more radical methods is the Oakland University teacher strikes. They protested for a few days and then when that wasn’t working they went to the courts. The classes were cancelled while they were on strike. Eventually a deal was reached and a new contract was agreed too.

Anonymous said...

Kendal Gumbleton
1st hour

1. I think that women in the 1920s had to move to more radical approaches to obtain their voting rights for many reasons. One of the main reasons is that most people in society were not listening or ignoring their earlier tries for woman suffrage. I also think that men thought that the woman’s place in the world was taking care of the home and family, and that they would not be able to handle the responsibility of voting, which angered the women of the 10920s greatly. The movement to the more radical approaches was necessary because they needed to be able to capture the attention of the government better and faster.
2. An example of a protest that resorted to more radical tactics was protesters of abortion. Some of the protesters went as far as blowing up some abortion clinics. Another example is protesters against Obama’s plan for nationalized Healthcare, you hear about it all over the news and many, many people are very outspoken about it.

Anonymous said...

Malarie French

1.) I think the women of the NWP had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women suffrage because not many people knew about it; it wasn’t getting as “worldwide” as they thought it would be. They had to do something to get peoples attention. They wanted the changes and without everyone else to help them make changes, they would be standing alone as just women. They had to make a great impact on the people. They did this by protesting, hunger strikes, parades, and much more. Also, I feel that many women influenced their spouses and other men close to them; relatives, to vote for women suffrage. For example, Harry Burn was influenced by his mother who told him to vote for women suffrage and to not let her down.
2.) A recent incident where protestors used more radical tactics to gain attention to their cause is when Oakland University protested about the 9% increase of tuition. The teachers went outside to protest against it.

Anonymous said...

Ezra Woodard
Mr. Wickersham
Hour Three
I think that the women of the National Women’s Party (NWP) had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case on women’s suffrage for many reasons. Lucy Burns and Alice Paul, members of the NWP, had tried peaceful methods such as protests, but they seemed useless. Bigger things gathered more publicity, therefore; it gained more attention. They slowly gained more supporters with their views being understood and the law being questioned. Some of their radical methods, civil disobedience, included protesting in front of the White House and a march for President Wilson's inauguration in 1913 proved to have more of an effect on their case. It is the same as today, except the issues aren’t as big. Such as abortion and health care, these issues are protested every day in average streets of the U.S.A. every day. These tactics and caused mass publicity and understanding among Americans. The good thing is that it causes improvement from constructive criticism and brings compromise. Sometimes radical methods are needed for compromise and change. But

Anonymous said...

Griffin Harms
1st Hour
1.) I think that the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods because they thought that the subject of women's suffrage was not being taken seriously enough and that they wouldn't achieve their goal unless they had taken these measures. Because of their persistent efforts, they were able to slowly gain momentum for women's suffrage. Because of this, by 1920, women got the right to vote.
2.) A current issue that is causing protesters to turn to radical measures is the issue of healthcare. This issue is causing many people to turn against president Obama and his healthcare plan. The reason that this issues causes a lot of trouble is because there are many views on this issue. Most wealthier people think that it is not fair that they should have to pay for other peoples healthcare when less wealthy people believe that it is right that they should have their healthcare payed for.

Anonymous said...

Crystal Oropeza 3rd Hour

1. I think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage because they weren't being heard, or listened to the way they wanted to be. They wanted to get their point across so they took it to more extreme measures. People didn't think they had to recognize them or make it a big deal; but it was to the women. The women wanted a law passed for them to be able to vote and have rights like all the men. Not many people believed they should have this right, but once they were heard and proved their point people soon began to accumulate a different opinion.
2. A recent protest was the Oakland University teachers. They thought that there should be a 9% increase in the tuition. To be heard and get the point across they went out and started to protest. They used signs and shared their opinions on the situation.

Anonymous said...

Kaleigh Passarelli
U.S. History 1st hour-10th grade

Women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more racial methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because otherwise people wouldn’t pay them any attention. Unless they did something that would catch people’s attention then people wouldn’t bother with what they were trying to do which was to get women the right to vote. Think about it, you hear on the news “Next we will be visited by the girl who is supporting…” do you go “Oh, boy, I’m going to stay and listen.” No you would leave maybe. Now if you hear the news say, “Next, we will talk to the girl that bungeed jumped from the top of the highest building in Detroit.” You would go, “What’s that all about?” and you would stay and find out.
I can think of incidents where protestors had used more radical tactics to gain attention to their cause for example was the election this year. People were going nuts and doing all these different things so people would vote for who they wanted to be president. Everyone against Obama was trying anything that they could so people would think “Don’t vote for Obama,” People who wanted Obama to get voted into presidency had to deal with all that. People were holding rallies from like 7:00 p.m. to maybe 7:00 a.m. Everything was weird and every other minute you would hear on the news something about the election and what people were doing to help get the person they wanted elected get elected. As we were within a few days of voting people were going nuts with last minute campaigning.

Harshita Pinnamaneni said...

1. I think that women like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods of womens suffrage for a few reasons. First of all they would be able to attract attention easier, and although some people may think of that as extreme or crazy, it is at least a way to get the issue of suffrage highlighted and paid attention to whereas before no one even considered it. Also similar to this issue, like mentioned they went to the White House, by doing that they probably even got the attention of the president, and other important figures.
2. Recent strikes that have occurred that used radical methods include the strike against Healthcare Reform with Obama's Healthcare Bill. These strikes probably take there radical form because Obama and Congress are very focused on Healthcare reform so in order to grab there attention they would have to do something extremely radical, just like how Lucy Burns and Alice Paul did. Also GM workers and the United Auto Workers went on strike for job security. In today's suffering economy many strikes would probably use radical methods.
Harshita Pinnamaneni
1st Hour

Anonymous said...

I think that lucy burns and alice paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for womens suffrage because the more highlights the better the chance they can get in the newspapper. Also the more highlights it could show people that women are smart enough to vote if they can throw a parade they could vote. My church had a march for nonabortion. To me i think they went to extreme when they had pictures of dead babies and they had abortion sighns all over the church. The march only had a few church members in it and I didint jion ther march. All they did was say SAY NO TO ABORTION.


ADam Pauley
1st hour

Anonymous said...

1. I think that women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage becuase without doing so their cause would not be acknowledged at a national level. If they had done nothing radical, and just signed petitions and lobbied congress, then their cause would have never been noticed by the President or other people across the country. The women's right to vote would also not be taken as seriously without major pressure from women all over the country.


2. There have been many different marches or protests recently where protesters have had to use radical methods to gain attention to their cause. For instance, people have been protesting for many years for gays to have the same marrital rights as heterosexuals. They have done this by leading marches, parades, and protests. Another example would be when PETA members splashed red paint on people who wore fur. This was to gain attention for their cause which is against the slaughter of animals for fur.
Isaac -1st

Anonymous said...

alex wong

The nwp had to use radical movements because they were not being herd and they had to get there voice out there and make people vote for the movement. Right now people use radical methods of protest every day, such as during the presidential elections in Iraq people use violence to get people elected and they must be careful as to who they elect such as saddam Husain killed everybody that he didn’t like and he committed various war crimes such as using gasses and chemical warfare against the curds and other countries around him. People also just use violence to prove a point and sometimes it is really unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

1. I think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage because men thought of women as lesser and thought that they should go back to what they were doing (jobs such as cleaning and stuff like that)
2. You think of current or recent incidents / marches / protests where protestors had used more radical tactics to gain attention to their cause Which ones They marched on the capital because Obama didn’t keep his promises on the removing the “don’t ask don’t tell” plan
JAKE RYAN
3rd hour

Anonymous said...

Ryan Williams
3rd hour


1. I think the women of the NWP resorted to radical tactics to get the issue of woman’s suffrage to be one of the most important issues at the time. I think these radical tactics brought the issue of woman’s suffrage to the front page of many newspapers and informed the majority of US people about the issue. I think these radical movements is one of the main reason why woman’s suffrage was probably the major issue of this time, and without people like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul and their radical actions women would of gained the right to vote much slower.

2. I think some radical movements today are groups like PETA or terrorist groups like Al-Queda. PETA has done radical things like pouring red paint on people who wear fur, or going nude to go against wearing fur. Also groups like Al-Queda have gone to drastic measures like massacres to get their point across to the world.

Anonymous said...

The women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage because they were not being noticed and treated equally. They believed that they had to do drastic things to show people that they were serious and that they wanted equal rights. They would go on hunger strikes, protests and would speak out on how they really felt towards matters. They were standing up for what they believed in and what they wanted.

Some recent protests were with the stem cell research during the presidential election of last year. There was a big argument on whether or not how old the fetus was to be considered a child. That had also delt with the abortion arguments.

Mitch Kelly
3rd hr
11/06-09

Matthew said...

Matthew Brodley
5th Hour

1.) I believe that the women of the NWP had to resort to more radical methods of protest to get the word highlighted on the women’s suffrage issue. People didn’t know about the cause, and dramatic ways of protesting would most likely be the only way to get there word across and into the mind of their people. For example, if a bunch of hippies were protesting about saving the earth and all of that junk, no one would listen/pay much attention to it. If those hippies started resulting to dramatic protest measures like kid nap the president, that would be the only way to get to the people, and get their word across
2.) One recent Protest was the Oakland University teachers strike. The teachers went outside, made T-shirts and signs. And refused to teach. The O.U teachers refused to teach because of their Very Low salary/ Health Care benefits. These teachers refused to teach for a few days until they got what they wanted and classes resumed. That is one of the most recent strikes which has gone on in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

1. I think the women of the NWP had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because while small steps were being made toward what they wanted it wasn’t at a fast enough pace for what they wanted to be followed consistently. This meant that they needed to make their cause more known and push harder for it to be acted on.
2. Recently students at a Florida college made a radical protest toward the PETA organization saying that “PETA is just ridiculous… liberal propaganda." The protest was an event hilariously named “People Eating Tasty Animals” or PETA for short mocking the real PETA or “People for Ethical Treatment of Animals”. At the event students were catered to a meal of all meat products and were asked to bring pets to show that you can still care about animals even if you eat meat.

Jimmy McCafferty
5th hour

Anonymous said...

jared monchnik
hr 5
1. The NWP had to resort to more intense tactics because at the time of these speeches and riots, men didn’t usually listen to females, to the point where unless they went through radical steps they weren’t heard as a group. For example in the preview a shoe was thrown into a window as to get the attention of the owner of the store, to talk to them and bribe them and convince them of their wrong doings.
2. The campaigns for Obama made a stand, because they were going for the idea of having a black president. Although there were many people against the idea people still went with it. Also there were no riots against or for Obama either.

Anonymous said...

1.I think the women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women's suffrage because they were living in time of the public being predjiduce against women. therefore leading to them having to be more rational and extreame to make the public consider thier innoative ideas for the womens suffarge movement so if it werent for them doing that then maybe women still wouldent be able to vote becuase they werent radical.

2.some of the current modern protestors that are more radical than usual are the organnazations that protest against abortion. the protestors who are against abortion are very radical in everything that they do. like for an example they put up posters on rented vans or pass out panflits with huge images of a mutatlated baby that was killed from abortion. but i bielive that they actually have to do that to get thier maijor point across to vote and keep abortion away from the women who are pregnet because its totally inhuman and just plain awful to do that to an innocent baby but thats why they are so radical so they can getthe publics attention so change can finally be acted upon.

Tim Wimbush
5TH Hour

Anonymous said...

Matt Baker
3rd hour
1.) I think women like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns had to resort to radical methods to gain attention to their cause because men of that time were ignorant, self-centered men who were for changing something that would affect the lives of every American in a potentially dramatic way. Men didn’t take notice to the NWP’s movement because men of that time simply didn’t care about women in a political way that made them want to change the country’s laws in order to make women happier and them less happy than before. Protests from women got increasingly more and more radical because the man of that time was consecutively ignorant to the wants and needs of the American woman. Though men were ignorant to women’s needs, women for suffrage were ignorant to why men were reluctant to the cause and should have realized that it would take years for the issue of women’s suffrage would be addressed by the American government. Due to the ignorance of the modern man and women of the time the women’s suffrage movement was not addressed for many years to come.
2.) No, I cannot relate these radical protests to any current issues.

Anonymous said...

I think that Lucy burns and Alice Paul were 2 really brave people because they wanted woman to vote and they sacrificed themselves for people, they went to jail for woman and they did things that would make the people look at them so they can show people that woman should have the right to vote. I think that their goal was to have woman vote which is exactly what they did.

I can’t think of anything recent but I thought MLK and how he tried to make blacks free and have the same rights as white people and he tried to do everything and he let people know that it was wrong for what they were doing about not letting blacks be free. Martin Luther King got shot because he died for what he believed in.

Rosa parks also went to jail because she would not change seats to go to the back of the bus for a white person, she went to jail but she went because she believed that what she did was right. Rosa also made some noise and let people know that she stood up for her people.

angelina -3rd

Anonymous said...

1. Women of the National Women’s Party had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case for women’s suffrage because the methods that they were using such as picketing or handing out fliers were not getting through to anyone and their hard work was left ignored. Some people didn’t even know that women suffrage was an important topic and were completely uninformed. When women for women’s suffrage used creative and radical tactics to advertise their cause, they cause a commotion and people start to talk and their cause gets noticed.
2. When the teachers of Oakland University went on strike, at the beginning of the school year 2009, the teachers wouldn’t the classes on time. Students would show up for class, but no classes were started on time. This went on for about a week. The teachers weren’t happy with their contracts and went on strike “to protect the education quality and intellectual property.” The teachers sacrificed their salary and their health benefits for the school reputation and to protect the student’s futures and ended the strike on September 10th. They used different tactics that got them noticed by and got there cause out there to be noticed.

SOURCES
1. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2009/09/10/oakland-university-in-michigans-strike-ends.html

Erin

Anonymous said...

1. I think that the women of the National Women’s Party had to resort to more radical means. Suffragists originally were lobbing for the right to vote. The problem is was that no one would listen to them. So when Alice Paul was in Britain, she saw how the British women used other tactics to get noticed. Alice Paul brought these back to America. She and Lucy Burns, her close friend, started using these tactics which include demonstrations, parades, mass meetings, picketing, suffrage watch fires, and hunger strikes. They created the National Women’s Party and used these methods to gain support state- by- state. They created a newspaper called the Suffragist to gain support.
2. The most recent march happened in September, 2009 on Capitol Hill. Up to two million people held signs and chanted “enough”. This march was because people believed that President Obama was spending too much money and turning to a Socialist government.

Lizzy 1st hour

Anonymous said...

Alvin Pitris
3rd hr.
The economy has affected my family by making us have less of a disposable income. We don't have the disposable income we used to have. We don't just buy things and don't think about it anymore. Now we make a conscious effort to save money on things we buy. Now we don't always just buy what we feel like, we buy things when its needed. We do buy less now. Also I don't just get what I want as much, I pay for more things myself now. Also some houses in my neighborhood that are for sell, that would regularly sell relatively quickly have not sold. And the houses that are for sell, and do sell, sell for significantly less than if the housing economy wasn't so down. It is strange how the housing economy works sometimes, because some houses in my neighborhood as I said won't sell, but my old neighbors house was put for sell, because she passed away, sold relatively fast, that happens sometimes now also because the people looking for houses can find excellent deals on houses. Things I don't need, I pay for. We also eat at home more often than we used to. Although the economy has affected my family, it hasn't made me get a job. I don't even want a job, although I'm sure if I did try, it would be difficult because of the shortage of jobs.

Alvin - 3rd

Anonymous said...

1. Women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case about women’s suffrage for many reasons. In those days, men didn’t want to listen to women because they were considered to just be biased toward themselves. Also, people thought that they should just be focused on their chores at home and nothing else. Men weren’t used to hearing from women so they were forced to use radical methods for attention.
2. There are many recent marches/speeches to gain attention. One was the black march in the 1990’s where many African-Americans marched in front of the Capital Building. Another examples could be Martin Luther King jr. told a speech to nearly a half of a million people in the 60’s. This occurred in front to our nations Capital Building. These were some examples of recent marches to gain attention from the people.

Willie Beattie
3rd Hour

Anonymous said...

1. Women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods to highlight their case about women’s suffrage for many reasons. In those days, men didn’t want to listen to women because they were considered to just be biased toward themselves. Also, people thought that they should just be focused on their chores at home and nothing else. Men weren’t used to hearing from women so they were forced to use radical methods for attention.
2. There are many recent marches/speeches to gain attention. One was the black march in the 1990’s where many African-Americans marched in front of the Capital Building. Another examples could be Martin Luther King jr. told a speech to nearly a half of a million people in the 60’s. This occurred in front to our nations Capital Building. These were some examples of recent marches to gain attention from the people.

Willie B

Anonymous said...

1. Women such as Lucy Burns and Alice Paul of the NWP, had to resort to such radical methods because of the close-mindedness of the time. They had originally gone about things calmer, but when nothing seemed to be changing, they realized they had to change something. They wanted their voice to be heard and they thought the only way it would be, was by going about it in extremist ways to get their point across. In the end, their radical methods proved to be successful in the struggle for women’s suffrage.

2. Incidents including Obama’s presidency are a prime example of radical tactics to gain attention. People who are strongly against Obama’s presidency have used very extreme means of showing their opposition towards our new president. On the other hand, people who are pushing forward against racism and hatred are also taking some drastic measures to ensure that discrimination and prejudice are being eliminated, and I’m sure we can all agree that Obama’s presidency in general, is one step forward.

Margeaux

Anonymous said...

1. Paul and Burns resulted to more radical methods of protest because when others fighting for woman’s rights used traditional (and usually legal) methods of protest it got them absolutely nowhere. People just didn’t care, and neither did the government. So when Paul and Burns came along they were determined to get their point across to the people, and get it across in a way that it will actually catch the government’s and the public eye, so they can go and actually do something about it! Paul and Burns knew that if they acted a little rowdy and broke some laws that it was sure to get the attention of media. Which is all they needed, because once they had the media’s attention it would spread all over and soon everyone would know about it. They did this in hopes for change for the women of America.
2. One of the most well known protest groups around the world is P.E.T.A. which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA is the largest animal rights organization (with more than 2 million members & supporters). They hold Protests all over the world with some of the most thought-out, elaborate set ups. I found some pictures of protests to attach to my blog.

Abbi W.

Anonymous said...

I think that it is not only ok to question our country conducting war, but it is very important to. If you do not question whether or not a war our country is conducting is right or not, then you are showing that you do not care that you have been given the freedom of speech, one of the founding points of our country. It is also important to question the tactics being used because many people believe that while a cause is worth fighting for, they may think that we should not resort to certain tactics. Also, if we are risking our lives or the lives of our family members and friends to fight in a war, then we have the full right to decide if we fight that war. I think that this very question makes you more patriotic because you are showing that you care about your rights (like free speech) and that you are taking the effort to fight for them, just like our forefathers did. If you think about it, our forefathers would be ashamed if they saw the country that they fought and died for giving unquestionable support to a government without a word of resistance.
Jacob Hasenua 5th hour

Anonymous said...

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns had to you more radical methods to highlight their methods case for women’s suffrage because the people before them had tried to do the same thing with traditional methods and that did not work, so the moved on to more radical methods. They started to protest against suffrage and that highlighted their case because no one knew that women would do that in 1919-1920. It was so surprising that they did this because it was considered unladylike. One recent event that has occurred and used similar tactics was the teachers strike at Oakland school; they wanted better wages and more benefits, like better health care. They protested by not working and using signs, like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, to help their cause so people knew why they were protesting their jobs. The teachers also wanted to be treated better just like Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and all of the other women who joined in to protest.

Sarah Knoll 3rd

Anonymous said...

1.) The women of the NWP like Lucy Burns and Alice Paul had to resort to more radical methods because no other methods in the past had worked and the government pretty much blew womens' rights off, so more radical methods has to be used so that womens' suffrage could be highlighted.

2.) On September 12th & 13th, there was a march on Washington about the Healthcare reform. A lot of the people there does not like Obama's healthcare plan, and they don't want Congress to let it pass. The marchers were holding radical and racist signs, and were obviously trying to get their point across.

Brittney Jernigan 5th Hour