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March 28, 1917 — We women, when war breaks upon us, will be called on for duty in the machine shops and for dangerous duty in the munition factories. … We will do more, and we won’t be behind the men in any sacrifice for the country we are loyal to.

As the British parliament clears the way for women to vote, Alice Paul, head of the National Woman’s Party in the United States, argues that one way to encourage national unity here is to extend suffrage to all American women.


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March 28, 2017