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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

  • 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

  • Persuasive Essay On Equal Rights

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    thought the “American Dream” was supposed to be equality, freedom, and prosperity. But the idea that women and men still aren't equal makes this idea far fetched, and unobtainable. No occupation should pay less for discriminatory reasons. Reshma went to law school, and acquired a degree. She is just as capable of being a lawyer as the men in the same position. Equal rights for Men and women is quite the controversial topic. For years society has been very unequal. Women were supposed to stay at home

  • Essay On The Equal Rights Amendment

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    Alice Paul and 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

  • 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 Importance Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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    Movement, 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

  • 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

  • The Civil Rights Movement And The Equal Rights Amendment

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    were not being treated equally a lot of women started getting mad because they weren’t getting jobs or the right to vote as men, so it led to the Civil Rights Movement, the Equal Rights Amendment was involved, because women weren’t treated equally or given the same rights as males. The Civil RIghts Movement was when there was a lot of racism and black and white people weren’t given the same rights, it was unfair to the black because they couldn’t do so many things like vote and also there was sex discrimination

  • The Equal Rights Amendment ( Era )

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    should be at least approximately ½ page in length. The Equal Rights Amendment was the one that impacted on me the most because everyone deserves equality no matter what gender, race, sex and color. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was the second-wave feminists group’s goal to get ratified after gaining the right to vote by first-wave feminists. ERA was started in 1923 but it took 50 years to get passed. In 1972, ERA states that equality of rights under the law should not be denied or abridged by the