Politics : Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow Essay

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Politics - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow There have been many events in history that have affected politics. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 influenced social responsibility and reformed the electoral landscape for minorities. The Watergate scandal changed American politics forever. It made Americans ' doubt the government and it tainted public servants. Overturning Citizens United, is one significant issue that truly displays the ethical differences between the Republican and Democratic parties. Citizens United basically allows the richest people to buy our government. This affects the public interest of the American people.
Civil Rights Event That Influenced Social Responsibility The right to vote is the most memorable right of citizenship in the United States. Voting is the foundation of our egalitarian form of government. However, throughout history, many people have been denied this basic right. “Women and African Americans in the early part of the 20th century, African Americans in the 1960s and Latinos in the 1970s, Native Americans in the 1920s and Asian Americans following World War II all had to fight to be included in the American polity (“Voting Rights”, n.d.)”. The 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race. Yet, the 15th amendment alone didn’t ensure that minorities had the right to vote.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 rejuvenated Congress ' role in fighting racism in voting. It was passed by a vote of 77 to 19. When the Voting Rights Act…

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