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Almost all the Americans had reservations about how the war on terrorism, hurricane Katrina and a myriad of other issues were handled during the Bush administration. But not many bothered to make their voices heard. Although it is interesting that this was the highest turnout of public for elections in the last 4 elections (File & Crissey, 2010).
Americans fought long and hard for the right to vote. Later on American women, African- Americans and other minorities also struggled to give a voice to their opinions. Now though many Americans do not use this voice to change America for the better and instead choose to complain how wrong everything is. It is important to vote because our ancestors believed that Americans are intelligent enough to choose their own leaders and because they wanted to make sure that their coming generations had all the liberties and opportunities that only a democracy could grant. It is important that this right is not taken for granted (Isler 2001).
The biggest argument in favor of elections is that those who do not participate in elections have no right to complain about its outcome. A person may be passionate about the issue of abortion and teenage pregnancies; another may feel strongly about a teacher’s pay scale in America. These people have to find a candidate that is standing to uphold views that they feel strongly about and vote for them. Elected officials make important decisions about the American society. Therefore, it is essential that they have the support from a majority of that very authority in order to successfully implement these decisions (Frantzich n.d.) Americans should vote because their vote is an essential investment in the better future of the American society. It must be understood that the policy makers of America are selected through elections only. So in order to influence the American
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The 1910s and 1920s, two decades might be considered as the flag bearer of a dramatic shift of cultures. Though this process perhaps started long back when the farmers of a predominantly agricultural and rural country of that time happily gave away their land to the industrial capitalists to turn the nation into a country of urban flavour with factory chimneys relentlessly yielding smoke.
The discrimination featured on various grounds including discrimination on education providence, right to vote, equal representation, better opportunities, right to citizenship, civil equality, civil rights, financial access, business opportunities, political power, and self-respect.
According to the paper a lot has changed from then and if one focuses on the ealier years, it becomes evident that a lot of battles were fought, a lot of lives were lost, there were both tragedies due to the damages created throughout all places in the world, but there were also miracles when battles were fought and peace was restored. People started respecting each other and uplifting one another for the overall development of the human race.
African Americans have had to face an uphill task in the American society to achieve equal status which I am afraid is still a dream. But they have come a long way since the days of slavery and their current status in American society can be best illustrated with a brief overview of historical changes.
Today, African Americans number about 39.7 million, or 13.4 percent of the total U.S. population. The largest communities are in the Deep South, followed by the Northeast, Midwest, and West. This paper intends to analyze the history of African Americans. In order to conduct a detailed analysis, I have divided the whole paper into six units which deal with the history of African Americans in a chronological order and sheds light upon a different phase of their lives.
This paper looks into three of the most important changes that the Black Americans saw immediately after the Civil War was over.
Conditions for Blacks in the American society had dramatically changed for the better immediately after the Civil War. Three
Candidates such as Sara Palin, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Giuliani among others are preparing themselves to convince the republicans to vote them for the top seat. As a republican, I am influenced by the
The enactment of the Voting Rights of 1965 greatly changed the face of the American voting systems. Prior to this act, voting was a preserve of white males only who were property owners. Blacks and women were not allowed to vote. However, demonstrations organized by voting rights activists led to greater leverage that were contained in the enactment of the Act of 1965.