What role did World War I play in the passage of the 19th amendment?

1). Why do you think President Wilson was so apprehensive about lending his support to the women’s suffrage cause?

2). What role did World War I play in the passage of the 19th amendment? Do you think the 19th amendment would have been passed if WWI wasn’t happening in the background?

3). What lengths were Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and company willing to go in order to get a federal amendment passed? Can you think of any other social/political movements (past or contemporary) where individuals put their bodies in harms way in order to further their cause?

4). In the film, did you notice if women of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels were participating in the suffrage movement? Was any group of women noticeably absent or underrepresented? Why do you think that is?

For this assignment, DO NOT do any additional research! You should only be using the film Iron-Jawed Angels and your textbook to answer these questions. If you quote or paraphrase any of the dialogue from the film, citations are not necessary. If you quote or paraphrase anything from the textbook, you must cite the textbook authors and indicate a page number, like this:

(DuBois & Dumenil, page #)

 

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