The main reason many people support the ERA is because they want equal pay for everyone. However, in “ERA – Do You Know WHAT It Means?”, it explicitly states that the ERA will not give women "equal pay for equal work", and can add nothing to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and a multitude of federal and state laws and executive orders in regard to employment. If one of the major reasons for the amendment in the first place won’t even be fulfilled, along with equal rights, there is no real reason to pass it. Not only do women not get equal pay, but they also don’t get equal educational opportunities. Also stated in the article previously stated, the ERA will not improve present educational opportunities for women which have already been mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and H.E.W.
Stanton’s anger at the 15th amendment is understandable, considering the support she had for the abolition movement. Important to note is Stanton’s limited ability to understand or sympathize with either black men or women. She fought for basic human rights but mainly focused on women like her, the ones she could identify with. Some of her comments were even racist including 'We educated, virtuous white women are more worthy of the vote.' This is not equality but arrogance.
The documents they drafted were contracts that defined the powers of government, as did the old colonial charters, but they drew their authority from the people, not from the royal seal of a distant king. As written documents the state constitutions were intended to represent a fundamental law, superior to the transient whims of ordinary legislation. Most of these documents included bills of rights, specifically guaranteeing long-prized liberties against later legislative encroachment. Most of them required the annual election of legislators, who were thus forced to stay in touch with the mood of the people. All of them deliberately created weak executive and judicial branches, at least by present-day standards.
An example of a member of the VAD was Elsie Inglis. She was a Scottish doctor who helped the VAD as well as campaigning for women’s suffrage. On one hand, some argue that the work that women did showed they were as capable as men and the vote was the government’s way to show appreciation and thank women for the work they did during the war. On the other hand, some will argue that since the majority of women lost their jobs after the war, the hard work they did was not truly valued by the rest of the country. In addition to this, many working women didn’t get the vote as they were either too young or of a lower social class.
Now that women have the right to vote, work, and have the same education as men they continued to further their duty to themselves and other women in the future. “Women active in politics in 1929 still had little power, but they had begun the journey to actual political equality. (NCPedia)” They also “no longer were limited to work as “mill girls” or domestics, these women began to perform clerical work in offices and retail work in shops and department stores. It became acceptable for working girls to live away from their families. Some young married women worked until they had children.
The Constitution was set into motion in The United States of America in 1789. There were many important differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, most importantly how they both organized the laws. The Articles of Confederation made a legislature, different to the eventual two branch system created by the Constitution. Voting power was given to states based on committees and each state had one vote in the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution allowed one vote for each legislative representative.
The United States does have a constitution however, it is very hard to change. While in the United Kingdom, they don’t necessarily have a constitution they do have Act of Parliament, which is similar to the United States constitution. The difference here is theirs can be changed simply by a majority vote in
The definition of a democracy is the population votes as a whole and everyone is equally represented. By modern standards however, America was far from democratic during Jackson’s presidency. Women could not vote and were legally controlled by their husbands, slavery was growing in southeast states, and Native Americans were forced out of their own rightful land. No action was taken to resolve any of these issues by Jackson. In other words not everyone benefited equally from Jackson’s presidency.
Options gave them some power and influence, as an emerging voting class with a particular set of priorities. Women still faced inequality and discrimination, but in the words of the Virginia Slim’s slogan, which was marketed toward women in the sixties and seventies, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” (Catalano, pg. 76). The simple fact that product marketing, which was not for household products, food, or clothing, was being directed toward women was evidence of a new group of people with purchasing power. Women were no longer sitting idly by as decisions were being made for them.
Women abolitionists became involved in the movement to abolish slavery by becoming a part of the discussion in the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Although women were running these organizations, they were not permitted to serve as delegates. The abolition of slavery would lead to the Women’s Rights Movement that many people would end up supporting. The movement overall was successful for women because of the organizational skills that were previously learned while they fought to end slavery. Sarah and Angelina Grimke were one of the first women in the 1830s who would rally against mixed crowds; practicing their first amendment of freedom of assembly.