Title Ix By Abraham Lincoln Essay

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Title IX
On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave the famous Emancipation Proclamation stating that all slaves should be set free and they shall be treated equally with white people. 109 years later the United States finally passed a law that stated women should be equal to men in government funded programs or activities. This law is called Title IX, according to the article “Triumphs of Title IX” which was posted in Ms. Magazine, Patsy Mink, Edith Green, and Bernice Sandler were the first women to start pushing for this law to be passed in the early 1970’s. These women started creating this idea after each one of them had been discriminated because they were women. Mink was repeatedly denied admission to different schools to become a doctor. She had applied to over 20 different colleges and none of them would accept her because she was a girl. Green had always dreamed of being an electrical engineer, but her family would not allow it, they kept telling her that she was silly for wanting to choose that for her career. Sandler had found a job teaching at a university but once she earned her doctorate degree, the department would not let her get a full time job because they said she, “came on too strong for a woman.” (“Triumphs of Title IX” sec. 1). These three girls pushed this law for 2 years until on June 23, 1972 Title IX was signed by President Richard Nixon. Title IX specifically states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from…

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