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

Summary

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.

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.

Artifact

Flag

Date Made

circa 1916

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2005.3.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cotton (Textile)

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 17 in

Inscriptions

printed on stripes: MR. PRESIDENT / WHAT WILL / YOU DO / FOR / WOMENS SUFFRAGE?

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