Should the U.S. LOwer their voting age? Lauren creviston

Should the U.S lower the voting age?

There was a 16 year old girl with cancer. She wanted to make a change in the world, and when her dad was running for government she decided that she wanted to vote. But she wasn't able to because of her age and, her doctors told her that she probably won't be alive by the time that she can vote.

“They find that 16-, 17-year-olds vote like any other older voter. They know the policies, they know stuff that represent their interests and they vote.”


Why is the U.S. 18?

The long debate over lowering the voting age in America from 21 to 18 began during World War II and intensified during the Vietnam War, when young men denied the right to vote were being conscripted to fight for their country.

Passage by Congress. On March 10, 1971, the Senate voted 94–0 in favor of proposing a Constitutional amendment to guarantee that the minimum voting age could not be higher than 18. On March 23, 1971, the House of Representatives voted 401–19 in favor of the proposed amendment. Other countries lowered their voting age to 16, so we can to.

Other countries lowered their voting age to 16, so we can to.


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"Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Feb. 2017. Web. 28 Feb. 2017.

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