American ExperienceAlice Paul: The Suffragist Clip: Season 29 Episode 8 | 1m 46s When the United States entered the Great War in 1917, all Americans were expected to get in line to support the war efforts at home and abroad. But suffragist Alice Paul would not comply. Paul and her National Woman’s Party refused to put their campaign for suffrage on hold, publicly calling out the hypocrisy of President Woodrow Wilson’s desire to make the world “safe for democracy." Aired: 04/10/17 Rating: NR Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs AppleBuy on iTunes AmazonBuy on AmazoncheckmarkAdd to WatchlistWatch Full LengthProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down The Great War: Part 1 American neutrality erodes as Wilson declares “the world must be made safe for democracy.” The Great War: Part 2 As patriotism sweeps the nation, the country assembles its first mass conscripted army. The Great War: Part 3 As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict. The Great War: Transformed How WW1 to “make the world safe for democracy”—altered America’s place in the world. The Great War: Culture Change How WWI transformed America through those whose participation has largely been forgotten. The Great War: Why we made it American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses the film and why we made it. The Great War: An Inside Look An inside look at the making of The Great War, premiering April 10 at 9/8c. The Great War, Part 1: Trailer Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. The Great War, Part 2: Trailer Follow America’s entry into the conflict. The Great War, Part 3: Trailer The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation. The Great War: Chapter 1 After more than two years, thousands of American soldiers boarded ships bound for France. Woodrow Wilson: The Decider For Woodrow Wilson, the Great War was a chance for America to become a global citizen. Eugene Bullard: An American in France An American who escaped the racism of Georgia, and fought on the battlefields of France. Ralph John: The Soldier Private Ralph John’s training for the Great War was two days’ practice with a rifle. Eddie Rickenbacker: The Ace How a race-car driver came to be one of the most famous fighters of the Great War. Alice Paul: The Suffragist How could President Wilson call for democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?