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1 CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND VOTING

2 Civic- Support the government Obey laws Serve on juries Defend our country Political Pay taxes Vote Stay informed about your government WHAT ARE DUTIES THAT CITIZENS HAVE?

3 By learning about local, state and national events By volunteering in your community The Selective Service Everyone should volunteer!! HOW DO WE BECOME GOOD CITIZENS?

4 15 th Amendment -1876 -Any person regardless of race or color can vote 19 th Amendment -1920 -Gave women the right to vote 23 rd Amendment -Allowed Washington, D.C. to vote for the president 24 th Amendment -Abolished poll taxes 26 th Amendment - 19 - Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 WHAT AMENDMENTS HAVE GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO VOTE?

5 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to have literacy test or unfair registration rules CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

6 RESIDENT ALIENS SICK/DISABLED MENTAL HEALTH/ LEGAL RESTRAINT PRISON RELIGIOUS PROHIBITIONS TO VOTING Who are the cannot voters?

7 DOES NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE INCONVEIENT REGISTRATION LONG BALLOTS LONG LINES BAD WEATHER TIME ZONE LACK OF INTEREST SOME REASONS WHY PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE

8 SOCIOLOGICAL INCOME/OCCUPATION EDUCATION GENDER AGE RELIGION ETHNICITY GEOGRAPHY FAMILY/ CO-WORKERS PSYCHOLOGICAL MORE EMOTIONAL ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES CANDIDATES PERSONALITY, APPEARANCE AND RECORD YOUR PARTY ID MAY NEVER CHANGE FACTORS IN VOTING

9 18 YEARS OF AGE RESIDENT OF YOUR STATE U.S. CITIZEN WHAT ARE THE VOTING REQUIREMENTS IN EVERY STATE

10 LITERACY TESTS POLL TAXES REGISTRATION ISSUES WHAT ARE 3 WAYS STATES HAVE LIMITED THE RIGHT TO VOTE?


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