I need an explanation for this Social Science question to help me study.

This week you read about the women’s suffrage movement and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), two major efforts to establish equal rights for women in the United States. In your discussion post, address the following:

  • Choose a sentence or short section from the article embedded in your webtext reading about the women’s suffrage movement. Quote the sentence or section in your post. Along with this sentence or section, briefly explain how your choice illustrates the concept of historical causality.
  • In one or two sentences, summarize the author’s thesis statement about the ERA. To support your answer, quote one or two sentences from the article that convey the author’s central point.

Respond to your peers by comparing one of their selections to your own. Reflect on the similarities and differences between the conclusions you each made based on the evidence you selected.

Please note that citations are not required when citing from the MindEdge resource.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

Peer 1

  • Choose a sentence or short section from the article embedded in your webtext reading about the women’s suffrage movement. Quote the sentence or section in your post. Along with this sentence or section, briefly explain how your choice illustrates the concept of historical causality.

“Congress subsequently approved the Nineteenth Amendment—which guaranteed women the right to vote at both the state and federal levels—in 1919. A year later, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, finally enshrining women’s right to vote in the Constitution of the United States.”

I believe this absolutely illustrates the concept of historical casualty. Because congress approved the nineteenth amendment the a large possibly that it contributed to the women’s right to vote in the constitution.

  • In one or two sentences, summarize the author’s thesis statement about the ERA. To support your answer, quote one or two sentences from the article that convey the author’s central point.

To me the authors point regarding ERA, is the amount of power and money it takes to start a movement. Compared to the previous section where it was more about awareness than power and money. Very similar to the way politics are run now.

“Because these laws assumed that women were “different” from men—in the sense of being “weaker” or more in need of special protection—they were vehemently opposed by the National Women’s Party”

Peer 2

“Burned by her experience with Phillips, Anthony wanted wealthy women to prioritize giving to the movement. Suffragists understood that they could not depend on men; it would take the financial support of women to make change for women. It was only after Anthony’s death in 1906, however, that they began to contribute enough money to turn the tide toward victory.”
The leaders of the movement understood they could not rely on men to support their cause for the right to vote. They knew they had to find upper class women to financially support their cause, because without their support they would not have been able to pay speakers or for their travel throughout the country to unite women nationwide.

There are two sides of the Equal Rights Amendment, some agreed, and some did not. The politics were different depending on which party you were talking to.

“Supporters of the amendment, led by Paul’s National Women’s Party, argued that women should be legally equal with men in all respects. Opponents argued that strict equality would require the repeal of protective labor legislation designed to benefit women workers by, for example, requiring them to work shorter hours or exempting them from night work.”

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