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  • The Equal Rights Amendment

    nation must accept the necessity of change and embrace new ideas that will create justice in the system. For the United States, some of these changes have occurred through the process of amending our Constitution to match the changing times. In 1789 it was the rights of the people, in 1865 it was the abolishing of slavery, and in 1920 it was giving women the right to vote. However, those ideas did not stop there. For example, abolishing slavery was not the end of the fight for the rights of African Americans, and a Bill of Rights did not stop the people from arguing for more rights, such as same sex marriage. All of these fights have stemmed from a common root: the desire for equality. In 1923, only three years after…

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  • Essay On The Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Rights Amendment "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." In 1923, this statement was admitted to Congress under the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution granting equality between men and women under the law. If the Era was passed, it would have made unconstitutional any laws that grant one sex different rights than the other.…

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  • Equal Rights Amendment Importance

    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced in to congress in 1923, the amendment stated “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.” [4]. The Equal Rights Amendment for those who desired the changes were focused on achieving political as well as economic equality, others sought racial equality [4]. Those who didn’t support the amendment were content on being old-fashioned and still cherished the old ideals that the…

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  • Importance Of The Equal Rights Amendment

    “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex,” reads the Equal Rights Amendment. Women in the United States of America did not have many rights before 1919. However, in the early 1920’s, the Equal Rights Amendment was created for the benefit of America’s women. The amendment was dedicated to equality for women, for equality to be included inside of the Constitution, and to support women’s rights. Even today, the Equal…

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  • Essay On Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Rights Amendment The Equal Rights Amendment or the ERA, is a Constitutional Amendment written by Alice Paul stating, “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 amendment was introduced to congress in 1923 however the first interest in the idea of equality started in 1848 at the first Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. I support the Equal Rights Amendment. Although numerous women did not…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Equal Rights Amendment

    opponents and the Equal Rights Amendment was no different. The main supporter of the amendment was the National Woman 's Party backed by feminists and professional women such as Amelia Earhart. Organized groups such as National Organization for Women and ERAmerica along with a coalition of nearly eighty other mainstream organizations helped push the amendment through the ratification process. National Organization of Women was a compelling advocate claiming, “[the Equal Rights Amendment] is…

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  • Equal Rights Amendment Pros And Cons

    The Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was purposed to create equality for minorities and women. Both sides of the debate used the argument of the effects on families. Thesis: The Equal Rights Amendment used family to support the amendment by stating that women should be treated equal to men in court over custody, while the side against the bill argued that changing the roles of women would do harm to the upbringing of children. Parham v. Hughes ruling declared that father’s of children without…

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  • Feminism In Boyd Packer's The Equal Rights Amendment

    What is feminism? Fighting for female equality? Equal pay and treatment? Or participating in a march on the streets of Washington D.C. dressed up as a woman’s genitals? Regardless of what it is, and how it is practiced, feminism has changed dramatically since the first wave in the 1870’s, but what hasn’t changed is the very opinionated writings either for, or against feminism and the ERA. In The Equal Rights Amendment, Boyd K. Packer reveals the problems behind the ERA movement by prioritizing…

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  • Equal Rights Amendment Research Paper

    Back then, like today the issue of equality has been a debate between both female and male genders. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. The ERA was originally introduced by Congress in 1923 for the first time. However, equality being a constitutional amendment 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.” This…

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  • Ratification Regression Analysis

    during its ratification period ERA lost momentum (Radek, 2006). Even in the 1980s after the ratification period ended more opposition increased. Opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment It seems ridiculous for the U.S not to grant equal rights to every citizen but opposition to ERA is still very real. Those who opposed ERA early on were men and women who fought for protective labor laws that treated women differently. Others, like Phyllis Schlafly, were concerned for the break down of the…

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