Why Is The ERA Important To The Women's Movement?

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In the history of the United States, there has been many attempts in fighting for women’s rights. One of the fights being the Equal Rights Amendment, the same as the ERA. The ERA was approached in the 1970s, attempting to give women of the United States equal rights and opportunities the same as men do. The ERA was a closer step to success for women in the United States, even though it was a failure in the end, it eventually helped "maintain" the goal women wanted in the Women’s Movement. The ERA was successful in many ways, but was not completely fulfilled like it should have been. “In October 1971, it was passed by the House of Representatives by 354 votes to 23; in March 1972, the Senate approved it by 84 votes to 8. All that remained was for the Amendment to be ratified by three-quarters of state legislatures” (Noble 3). By the votes leaning towards the House of Representatives and the Senate it helped the ERA gain a better way of getting to the top. Even though the House of Representatives and Senate had passed it immediately,…show more content…
Alice was part of a Quaker family. A Quaker believed in gender equality, education for both men and women, and working women to improve society as a whole. As the founder of the National Women’s Party, Alice had first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress in 1923. Alice was always pushing the state’s buttons to try to obtain women’s right to vote. “On March 3, 1913, the day before President-elect Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, around eight thousand women marched with banners and floats down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House” (National 4). By Alice Paul and all of her contributing team members marching down Pennsylvania Avenue that day in Washington D.C., they had opened up the eyes of the American citizens. Americans had finally saw the differences between man and woman which eventually led to the
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