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9. In comparison with some other suffragist leaders, Alice Paul was more willing to provoke confrontation and accept the consequences. To what extent did her behavior, which was considered radical in her time, benefit or hinder the cause of women’s suffra

Alice Paul's radical methods of protest helped the women's suffrage movement in many ways. Her willingness to provoke confrontation and accept the consequences drew attention to the women's suffrage cause, increased public awareness of it, and generated widespread support. It also put pressure on those in power to take the issue of women’s suffrage seriously and to take action. Her radical tactics are credited with galvanizing the movement and helping to secure the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. However, her radical tactics were not without consequences. Alice Paul and other women faced physical and sexual violence, as well as imprisonment for their involvement in the suffrage movement. Her willingness to provoke confrontation also caused tension between the militant wing of the suffrage movement and those who advocated more peaceful tactics, which, in the end, weakened the movement as a whole. In the end, Alice Paul’s radical tactics, while controversial in her time, proved to be effective in helping to move the women’s suffrage movement forward. Her dogged determination and willingness to accept the consequences of her actions helped to secure the vote for women in the United States.

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