Equal Rights Amendment Essay

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  • The Equal Right Amendments Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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    The Equal Right Amendment The Equal rights Amendment was proposed to set equality for every citizen no matter the sex. The amendment has three sections. The first one states “equality of rights under the law should not be denied by the U.S on the account of one's sex.” Section two says that “congress has the power to enforce this law.” Last but not least, section three says the amendment will take effect two years after ratification. The ERA is a proposed amendment made to guarantee equal rights

  • The Equal Rights Amendment : The Consequences Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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    Ellen DeGeneres states, “I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.”(“Ellen DeGeneres Quotes.”). Ellen is a popular television host that isn’t afraid to express her opinion to the public. She knows that people do not need to have a high education in equality to understand the every person deserves to be seen and treated equally. People

  • Equal Rights Amendment

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    The Equal Rights Amendment, which was introduced in 1923, was a movement for women’s rights that ultimately lasted until 1982. The Equal Rights Amendment is discussed in our textbook, America, A Concise Theory, on page 898. This particular site was chosen because it comes directly from the website dedicated to the history of the Equal Rights Amendment. The amount of informative content and photos was also a factor in choosing this website. Although there were several interesting facts in the articles

  • Essay On The Equal Rights Amendment

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    Crystal Eastman wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA is an amendment to the United States Constitution created to guarantee equal rights amongst all citizens disregarding the sex. It specifically states “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex”. The ERAs purpose was to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters. In 1923, the amendment was introduced for

  • The Timeline Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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    but suffragists were still hungry for more. Knowing that the right to vote would not eliminate sex discrimination in America, Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment to step closer to equality. After half a century of struggle, women in America are still fighting for rights that men were given to when they were born. Even though women are just as intelligent, capable and hardworking as men, if not more, they are not considered an equal under the U.S. Constitution. Can you believe that today, in

  • Equal Rights Amendment Analysis

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    The Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA for short, was an amendment that was in place from 1923 to 2014. This amendment gave equal rights and protection to women. This amendment would help end discrimination based on the gender of a person. In 1923, it was first introduced to Congress. Prior to this, women had already been given the right to vote. However, there was still discrimination toward women, limiting their opportunities to be accepted into a good job. Most of these jobs were only open to men

  • The Equal Rights Amendment Essay

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    The Equal Rights Amendment Essay What could be more important than the equality of rights for all American citizens? Women have tried without success for 80 years to be acknowledged as equals in our Constitution through an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Currently there is nothing in the United States Constitution that guarantees a woman the same rights as a man. The only equality women have with men is the right to vote. In order to protect women’s rights on the same level as men, I am in favor

  • The Importance Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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    Alice Paul introduces the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923 to Congress, but is pushed aside as it was not seen as great importance at the time, hence why it was not urgent for it to be reviewed and passed for an awaited ratification. A new movement rolls in to improve the conditions women faced in the late 1900s, also known as the second-wave feminist movement. Martha Griffiths, a woman who served on the House Committee on Ways and Means, reintroduces the Equal Rights Amendment, after revising it, in

  • Equal Rights Amendment Failure

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    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was defeated because of its popularity throughout its ratification and women opposing the Amendment itself. The ERA was an Amendment introduced to the United States that gave equal rights to every gender. This meant that there would be no differences between a male and a female in terms of divorce, work, etc. This Amendment was seen as the only way to eliminate gender discrimination. In 1923 the idea was first brought to Congress by a group called the National Women’s

  • The Equal Rights Amendment Proposition

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    The Equal Rights Amendment proposition to the United States Constitution was sent down to the state level in 1972, but was met by an organized opposition of religious conservative women trying to save the country and the family home from the secularizing transition to modernity. The ERA embodied all the fears of the conservative woman. Since statehood there has been a strong cultural division based on gender in Oklahoma. A comprehensive Legislative Council study, in 1972 and revised in 1976, covering

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