(Answered) POLI330N Week 7 Discussion: Our Struggle for Freedom, Civil Liberties And Political Equality


POLI330N Political Science

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For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1:The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed almost a century ago and has still not been added to the United States Constitution. It is supposed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It was first introduced to Congress by Alice Paul, leader of women’s suffrage movement in 1923. Compare/contrast the Equal Rights Amendment with the Fourteenth Amendment. Did they deal with separate concepts? Explain your answer.
  • Option 2: The Bill of Rights is not only included with the United States Constitution but also state constitutions. All states have provisions in their constitutions that protect individual rights. Go online and look up your state constitution concerning amendments that are included in the Bill of Rights. How does your state constitution protect your individual rights?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.


Hi Class,

In the first week, we looked at the concept of Federalism (which includes states rights) and the origins of our American democracy. So we know that in the day-to-day activities of humans, social conflict (not necessarily violent, at all) arises–like disagreements about how money should be spent on what, gay marriage, etc.(Goodhart, 2009). The work done to put this democracy into place and working for so many years is really…..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5