The Inequality Between Men And Women

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The United States was established on the basis of freedom. After finally gaining freedom from the tyrannical Great Britain American’s made sure they would never be stripped of their freedoms again by establishing our government and rights like freedom of speech, the press, and religion. Even with these rights in the past the United States was still full of inequality, with African Americans and women not having the same rights as white men. After fighting for their rights these minority groups have gained many rights that our founding fathers probably never would predict they would have. Regardless of these rights gained there is still inequality in our country, even in the 21st century. The Constitution is made up of several amendments that have been enacted over time to provide equality regarding race and gender. None of these amendments have ceased the problem of inequality between men and women in the workplace. In the United States the average woman earns seventy-seven cents to every dollar earned by a male for equivalent work. In this paper I am going to argue that if I were able to make a change to the Constitution I would add an amendment that guarantees equal pay for men and women in any working position.
This is an extremely important issue in our county and something needs to be done about it immediately. Many Americans probably do not even realize that there is still a wage gap. Most may think that there is no way that in this day and age women are still be
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