Ask the Constitution: Do Women Have Equal Rights?, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Schmermund
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978508468
  • ISBN-13: 9781978508460
  • DDC: 323.3
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

Our understanding of gender has changed quite a bit since the Constitution was first written. Yet, there has always been debate about how women should be included under the laws that govern the United States. The women's suffrage movement fought to give women the right to vote. With the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, this dream was finally realized. There have been many more battles along the way, including for the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights under the Constitution regardless of sex or gender. What does the Constitution say about women, and what amendments do feminists argue should be passed? Readers explore the answers to these questions and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Creation of the Constitution.
2: The Early Women’s Rights Movement.
3: Amendments to the Constitution.
4: The Equal Rights Amendment and Second-Wave Feminism.
5: Where We Are Today.
Chapter Notes.
Glossary.
Further Reading.
Index.