AP U.S. History Exam 1.50. The defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment highlighted what?
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All right, first up, the excerpt.
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And now the question:
The defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment highlighted... what?
And here are your potential answers.
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All right, Miss Chisholm's speech to Congress was just
one small step toward the giant leap
for womankind heralded by the Equal Rights Amendment.
Let's see which answer best describes
what could've tripped up this movement for gender equality.
Did the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment highlight B -
the President's unwillingness to cooperate with Congress?
Well, just like other social legislative achievements,
the ERA made it through Congress and was
quickly signed by President Nixon,
so the failure was no fault of B or C.
Did the Equal Rights Amendment stumble and fall because of D -
the nation's extreme focus on combating communism?
Remember the "rats" joke up front?
Well, the Cold War was mostly a foreign policy concern.
We're talking about domestic issues here, so it's not D, either.
Which means that the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment highlighted A -
the strength of the traditionally focused conservative movement.
Even though Nixon signaled his support for the ERA,
the strength of the growing conservative movement
derailed the amendment's ratification by the states.
So the answer is A.
With the amendment's failure,
the country reaffirmed the Constitution's stance that
all men were, in fact, created equal.
Good going, guys.
[ rimshot ]