Equality: The Equal Rights Act Of 1964

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I completely agree with you, the United States is always changing and evolving. Throughout history we see an increase in the ideals of “freedom”, “democracy”, and “opportunity”. In the 1960s, I believe that the United States really lived up to these ideals. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not the only thing that was passed to ban discrimination. There was the Executive Order 11246. This bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin by employers awarded government contracts and requires them to “take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity.” Then there was equality for women. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
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