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The Equal Rights Amendment do we really need it The equal rights amendment not an amendment of the Constitution but if submitted it would give equal rights to the sexes It had come close in the 70s and early 80s but did not succeed It has been brought up at every session of congress since 1923 and will continue to be At the turn of the new millenium women have equal rights but had the ERA passed it would give a permanency to womens rights Getting the right to vote was a huge step into the right direction for women but they would have a long way to go Thanks to great women like Susan B Anthony and many other strong feminists Women fought for the right to vote for decades and finally it was on August 26 1920 it was passed It almost wasnt passed if it wasnt for one senator A senator named Harry Burns was the last vote to vote for the 19th Amendment that states women have the right to vote only because his mom rote him a letter saying that she wanted hi to vote for the amendment Women obtaining the right to vote inspired Alice Paul to think of an amendment to the constitution that would give equal rights to each gender She declared the statement at the Seneca Falls 75th Anniversary The statement that she made was that men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction She called it the Lucretia Mott Amendment In 1943 Alice Paul rewrote the amendment reflecting the 15th and 19th amendment It stated equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex Even with the rewriting it still wasnt being excepted because of the labor movement Womens priorities were more geared to getting equality in the
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