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Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917.

[Detail] Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917

Historical Analysis and Interpretation: Comparing Differing Views

The National Woman’s Party was an offshoot of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The two groups broke because of their differing ideas about strategies for winning the vote. Read the two essays provided with the collection, “Historical Overview of the national Woman’s Party” and “Tactics and Techniques of the National Woman’s Party Suffrage Campaign.”

  • List the different strategies used by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and the National Woman’s Party (NWP).
  • Explain why the tactics advocated by Alice Paul disturbed the leadership of the NAWSA.
  • Select one photograph from the collection that depicts an NWP strategy that NAWSA members would not approve of and one photograph that depicts an NWP strategy that NAWSA members would approve. Write two sets of captions for the photographs: one set from the perspective of a member of the NWP and the other from the perspective of a NAWSA member.