Essay on The Rights Of Voting Rights

1765 Words Dec 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Voting is one of the most valued possessions many Americans are given and yet do not use. Many of the countries around the world do not grant voting rights to their citizens. These countries either have a dictatorship or kingdom which prevents citizens from voting. To understand the importance of voting, it might be easier to understand the suffering that went into allowing Americans to vote equally. When the United States was formed, the Constitution stated that “All men are created equal,” and yet simultaneously not all were treated fairly in determining how the country would run. At first, you had to be a male, white and a landowner. In addition, women and minorities had to fight hard to win their right to vote. For instance, African-Americans waited a long for the voting rights and they faced a lot of hardships for their voting right. In 1870, the 15th Amendment was added to the Constitution with intent to give black males the right to vote. Although this Amendment was passed in 1870, African-Americans could not freely enjoy this right until the mid-1960’s, almost 100 years later. To some voting may be a waste of time because they think that their vote does not count. While others think that it is the civic duty to cast their vote, and it makes them a responsible citizen. I believe voting is a way to ensure that our views and opinions are being heard by the higher authorities. In my opinion, it is one of the few ways Americans can express their political views and vote…

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