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Persuasive Speech Why People Should Vote

By Brandon-Legband Apr 14, 2015 1483 Words
“Nobody​
 will ever ​
deprive​
 the ​
American​
 people of the right to vote except the 
American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.​ ” 
Franklin Roosevelt. ​
The right to vote is fundamental to the democratic structure of the  United States of America and is the people’s conventional method of influencing  government. ​
Democracy​
’s literal translation is “rule by the people” and when the makers  of the Constitution met to revise the Articles of the Confederation, concern for popular  sovereignty shaped the emerging government’s policies. Unfortunately, the right to vote  was not extended to all people. Brave men and women sacrificed much to secure their  right to influence government through voting. Voting is a right that people have spent  their lives fighting for, now there are many excuses that people make to why they  choose not to vote, and people need to know and remember that voting is extremely  important to our country and what it stands for. 

Over the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries voting has changed a lot, and all for the  better, making our nation a more equal and free nation​ . It started after the Revolutionary 
War, ever since independence from Britain was gained in 1776. Since the Articles of the  Confederation did not mention voting rights, they were left over to the state to create  voting laws. Information from votinghistory.org says, it was this way until 1

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