Alice Paul Digital History ID 4161|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-20176 DLC
Annotation: Alice Paul, the leader of the National Women’s Party, wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that was first introduced to Congress three years after women won the right to vote. Since 1923, the ERA has been introduced in every session of Congress. It finally passed in 1972 and was sent to the states for ratification. The amendment required the approval of 38 states in order to be added to the Constitution. By the deadline in 1982, only 35 states had ratified the amendment.
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