Cora Unashamed Essay

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Mary Holloway Ms. Nero ENG 1123 23 September 2014 Outline Thesis: More Americans should exercise their right to vote, so that their voices can be heard and they can honor those who have lost their lives for this right. I. The History of Voting II. Why I believe People Should Vote III. Why People Don’t Vote IV. The significance of Voting V. Conclusion VI. History: Why People Should Vote “The United States is not the only democracy in the world, but it has been one of the most successful. One reason for its success is its system of laws based on the Constitution. Our Constitution allows for the possibility of change in the way we elect our leaders and representatives, but some basic rights are written into the Constitution, and as long as the United States thrives, these rights can never be taken away. One of the basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution is the right to vote” (Deafvote.com). Our vote is important and allows us to participate in the democratic process. What this means is that the government hears what we are saying, but if we fail to vote we would just be that person that looks on and can’t have a say about any issues going on. For example, we will not be able to voice opinions about taxes going up, casinos being built in cities, or even voice our opinion on a crooked cop running for sheriff. This officer will probably be elected because no one voted against him. Voting against this officer will allow the government and the community to know your opinion on this particular man. This is why more Americans should exercise their right to vote, so that their voices can be heard and they can honor those who have lost their lives, for the right to vote. There was one period of time when people stood up for the right to vote. One of those times was when women did not have the right to vote, but they wanted that

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