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The Equal Rights Amendment

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The Equal Rights Amendment
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.74

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    alabama, re-introduced, controversial, controversy, equality, restrooms, underway, ratify, tactic, based, separate, deadline, session, enforce, method, effect
     content words:    Equal Rights Amendment, Alice Paul, United States, Rights Amendment, North Carolina, South Carolina, Madison Amendment


The Equal Rights Amendment
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     The Equal Rights Amendment was proposed as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution in 1923. It would say that both men and women have equal rights under the Constitution. Alice Paul wrote the words to the Amendment as it is today. The main part of the amendment is only one sentence long. It says: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state because of sex." The second part says that Congress will enforce the amendment. The last part says that the amendment will take effect two years after it is ratified.
 
2     Here is a question:
 
3     When was the Equal Rights Amendment ratified?
 
4     a) 1923
 
5     b) 1924
 
6     c) 1965
 
7     d) 2004
 
8     ANSWER: None of the above!

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