For the duration of America’s early history, women were deprived of some of their fundamental rights enjoyed male citizens. For instance, women could not own property and had no right to manage or claim their own money, and they were not allowed to vote during general election. They were expected to center of attention on housework and taking care of their homes and children.
In December 1923, the equal rights amendment, a proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States was designed to guarantee equal; rights for all American citizens in spite of their sex. The amendments sought to end the injustices towards women when it comes to matters of divorce, property and employment. Hawaii was the first state to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, immediately after it was approved by the congress. Then other states followed afterwards.