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The National Woman's Party was formed in 1913 as the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. In 1916, it was reorganized and renamed the National Woman's Party (NWP), with the goal of achieving women's suffrage, and adopted radical tactics such as picketing, protesting, marching, and other acts of civil disobedience. In fact, NWP was the first group to picket the White House. Not all suffragists were involved with this group as they did not believe such radicalism was necessary. No matter, the nineteenth Amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote. This photograph was taken in 1920 as NWP members were preparing for the G.O.P convention. The Women, including Chairperson Alice Paul, stand in front of the NWP building, holding a banner with a Susan B. Anthony quote on it.


What was the National Woman's Party and what did it hope to accomplish?


Research woman's suffrage in your text and through other items in this chapter. Do you believe that a radical approach was necessary for women to have the right to vote? What types of non-radical tactics were also used?


What is the tone of the photograph? What are the women doing?

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