The woman suffrage movement leaders were brilliant political strategists who manipulated an intricate governmental system to achieve their goals. Movement leaders were part of a full-fledged, highly organized political movement with its own philosophers, organizers, strategists, lobbyists, fundraisers, propagandists and writers. Particularly after the turn of the 20th century, the movement functioned like a well-oiled machine, with each woman playing her own part, but contributing to the ultimate success of the whole. Like other successful political movements in the United States, suffrage had militant and moderate advocates – the militants, whose radical tactics pushed the envelope of what was socially tolerated, and the mainstream, who appeared moderate and rational by comparison. Both were necessary to the ultimate success of the movement, whose victory was accomplished without bloodshed.