Presentation on theme: "CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND VOTING. Civic- Support the government Obey laws Serve on juries Defend our country Political Pay taxes Vote Stay informed about."— Presentation transcript:
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND VOTING
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?
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?
15 th Amendment Any person regardless of race or color can vote 19 th Amendment 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 Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 WHAT AMENDMENTS HAVE GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO VOTE?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to have literacy test or unfair registration rules CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
RESIDENT ALIENS SICK/DISABLED MENTAL HEALTH/ LEGAL RESTRAINT PRISON RELIGIOUS PROHIBITIONS TO VOTING Who are the cannot voters?
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
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
18 YEARS OF AGE RESIDENT OF YOUR STATE U.S. CITIZEN WHAT ARE THE VOTING REQUIREMENTS IN EVERY STATE
LITERACY TESTS POLL TAXES REGISTRATION ISSUES WHAT ARE 3 WAYS STATES HAVE LIMITED THE RIGHT TO VOTE?