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Equal Rights Amendment
President Jimmy Carter signs the legislation proposing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before it was sent to the states for ratification in 1978. The Equal Rights Amendment was supported by those who believed that women did not have equal status to men in the United States and who hoped to force change. The ERA failed to gain ratification by the required number of states and therefore was not made into law.

Jimmy Carter signs House of Representative Resolution for Equal Rights Amendment., 10/20/1978

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From the National Archives:

Equal Rights Amendment

President Jimmy Carter signs the legislation proposing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before it was sent to the states for ratification in 1978. The Equal Rights Amendment was supported by those who believed that women did not have equal status to men in the United States and who hoped to force change. The ERA failed to gain ratification by the required number of states and therefore was not made into law.

Jimmy Carter signs House of Representative Resolution for Equal Rights Amendment., 10/20/1978

via DocsTeach

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