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  • Slide 1 - The Equal Rights Amendment: Why Did it Fail?
  • Slide 2 - The Idea of Equality How would you describe the idea of equality? Are all people truly created equal? How does the state attempt to ensure equal rights for its citizens? Is there a difference between social equality and legal equality? Now… let’s take a look at the Equal Rights Amendment that was sent out for ratification in 1972
  • Slide 3 - Equal Rights Amendment
  • Slide 4 - What problems would an equal rights amendment address?
  • Slide 5 - How many states failed to ratify the amendment? How many states must ratify an amendment in order for it to go into effect?
  • Slide 6 - What the Constitution States…
  • Slide 7 - The big question is… Why did the ERA fail to win ratification?
  • Slide 8 - Slide # 1 Why did some women oppose an equal rights amendment?
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  • Slide 10 - Slide # 2 Play the video by clicking on the above button. What are Mrs. Schlafly’s objections to the ERA? Summarize Dr. Scott’s reaction to Mrs. Schlafly’s comments.
  • Slide 11 - Slide # 3 How could the ERA potentially affect government in a negative way?
  • Slide 12 - Slide # 4 Which groups of Americans were most likely to support the ERA? Which groups were least likely to support the ERA?
  • Slide 13 - Slide # 5 In what ways would the ERA violate socially accepted/understood norms of the times?
  • Slide 14 - Slide # 6 According to Reese, why did the E.R.A. fail?
  • Slide 15 - Slide # 7 Why might some states ratify and later rescind their ratification votes?
  • Slide 16 - Slide # 8 Click the above button to find a brochure authored by the National Council of Catholic Women: Summarize the arguments made against the ERA in this brochure.
  • Slide 17 - 1: Identify the potential social problems that would be created by the Equal Rights Amendment 2: List evidence of the social problems using the: “Viewing Worksheets” LINKS DEFINE THE SOCIAL PROBLEM GATHER EVIDENCE FOR THE SOCIAL PROBLEM THE SUMMARY
  • Slide 18 - Student Assignments After defining the problem and gathering the evidence, form a team of 3-4. Then, use your skills of collaboration to: Draft a new Equal Rights Amendment to be sent out to the states for ratification Goal: Improve upon the original text of the amendment drafted in 1923 to hopefully earn ratification of the 38 states necessary Take into account the initial concerns that contributed to the failure to ratify Create materials for a PR campaign sponsored by the National Organization for Women (NOW) that promotes the passage of the new and improved ERA. Examples include: Brochures, buttons/pins, editorials, 30-second advertisements, etc.

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