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Olojede Adefolake 212913551 + Thought Exercise 2 In the United States of America on, March 23,1971 the United States congress approved the twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution which lowered the minimum voting age in the United States from 21 to 18 and sent it to the states to be ratified. Within three months and eight days, the states had ratified the amendment, and it became part of the Constitution. This was the quickest amendment to be ratified in United States history. As a citizen over the age of 18, you have the right to vote likewise in other country which is 21. Voting means you have a say in who represents you in government and whether certain initiatives are passed. You can vote in both local and national elections. Not everyone participates, however all citizens should exercise their right to vote and be heard. Many believe that age matters because they think they are more mature than a 16 -18- year-old child. Due to my research, age shouldn’t matter when voting because it is said in the constitution that everyone has “Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection in the fourteenth amendment.” With this law been passed I think we all should exercise it because we all have a saying in this country because without any one of us United States won’t be what it is and also we should also consider the people who fought for us to have this rights. Back to the history according to Wikipedia (2017),” In 1789 the states granted power to set voting requirements which generally limited the right to property-owning or tax paying with white men which was about 6% of the population.“ A year later the Naturalization Act was
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