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        Rising Action

        Women in the 19th century felt they were being treated unfairly and without respect. They started thinking and decided they were done putting up with the unfair inequality. Women wanted to do something about it. Led by leaders such as Alice Paul, w
omen would protest and go on strikes. Many women including Paul were convicted and incarcerated to the District of Columbia jail. In a protest, Paul committed to a hunger strike.  She was forced fed raw eggs through a feeding tube. In January 1918, Wilson announced to Congress that women’s suffrage was a “war measure”.
 


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