Equal Rights Amendment: Definition, History, Pros & Cons


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What is the Equal Rights Amendment?

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1. Who was Alice Paul?

2. What was the Hayden Rider?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Equal Rights Amendment was proposed by a suffragist in 1923, but was never adopted as part of the United States Constitution. This quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the history behind the amendment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following items:

  • Number of states with an equal rights clause or amendment
  • Reason Equal Rights Amendment was not added to U.S. Constitution
  • Role of Alice Paul
  • Equal Rights Amendment definition
  • Definition of Hayden Ryder

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

*Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Equal Right Amendment lesson

*Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount of states with an equal rights amendment in their constitution

*Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of the Equal Rights Amendment

Additional Learning

To learn more about women's rights through history, review the corresponding lesson on the Equal Rights Amendment. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduce the history of the equality for all idea
  • Explain the background of the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Detail Dwight Eisenhower's support
  • Explore the problem of the Hayden Ryder
  • Discuss Eleanor Roosevelt's views on the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Explain Congress vs. states' ratification and approval
  • Explore the rallies of the 1980s and '90s in support of the Equal Rights Amendment