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American Flag, "Mr. President, What Will You Do For Women's Suffrage?" circa 1916

Unknown1915/1917

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Alice Paul, a woman's suffrage leader during the early 20th century, liked using extremist tactics. Among these was aiming strong messages directly at the President. In the midst of World War I, President Wilson found this negative publicity both distracting and embarrassing. As a war measure he supported an amendment for women's voting rights. Women achieved the vote in 1920.

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  • Title: American Flag, "Mr. President, What Will You Do For Women's Suffrage?" circa 1916
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1915/1917
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Voting, Women's rights, Flags
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=344601
  • Object Name: Flag
  • Object ID: 2005.3.1
  • Image ID: THF8533
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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