2) Young people have recently been more involved than ever in electoral politics, and have earned the right to vote.
CIRCLE estimates that youth voter turnout rose to between 52 percent and 53 percent, an increase of 4 to 5 percentage points over CIRCLE’s estimate based on the 2004 exit polls. The 2004 election was a strong one for youth turnout, reversing a long history of decline. If we compare 2008 with 2000, the increase in youth turnout is at least 11 percentage points. This year’s youth turnout rivals or exceeds the youth turnout rate of 52% in 1992, which is the highest turnout rate since 1972 (55.4%).
3) Young people have a big stake in electoral politics. The actions of those elected when you are 16 or 17 will determine the political and economic climate when you start your adult life.
4) At age 16, you can work, pay taxes, and drive. You can even be charged as an adult for a crime – and get the death penalty! How can we say someone 16 should be vulnerable to the death penalty as a ‘mature, responsible adult’ and then say people the same age are not mature enough to vote? Have you ever thought about why the age for voting is so high ? Well, I have. Right now, in order to vote in the U.S. , you must be 18 years or older and a US citizen
I think the U.S should lower the voting age to 16.
Teenagers should vote because its their future. All people are affected by the decisions politicians make. If we allow teens to vote, it lets them have a say in their future. The teens who are ignorant and don't care, wouldn't vote anyway. Those that do care, are the future leaders of our nation.
Teenagers take on a lot of adult responsibilities already. 80 % of teens pay 9.7 billion dollars on sales tax and income tax from their jobs. 400 , 731 , 249 teens between 16 and 19 possess valid drivers licenses. Adults have kids to support and so do teens. 820,000 teens have kids each year.
Teens are also interested in politics. There is a survey that shows 60% of teens are interested in politics. Hundreds of thousands of 16 and 17 year olds choose to study politics. Some teenagers are probably uninterested because they have no say and can't vote.
These are just a few reasons the U.S should lower the voting age to 16. Teenagers are going to have to live in the world we created from votes. They have many adult responsibilities, even though we don't see it that way. A lot of teenagers are interested in politics but there would be more teens interested if they could vote. Don’t get me wrong, i'm not forcing anybody to vote. I’m just saying if teenagers want to vote we shouldn’t stand in their way !
As You Write
Like all essays, the argumentative essay has three important parts – the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. Each area is described in further detail below. Keep in mind that the length of your essay depends on the assignment given to you. Write better essays with an online class.
The first paragraph should introduce the topic and give your thesis statement. Your thesis will be the position you’re going to be taking on whatever topic you chose. Read this example essay entitled School Choice: An Unwise Option, and see if you can find the topic and thesis in the very first paragraph. Your introductory paragraph should be clear and concise just like the example.
The next few paragraphs will make up the bulk of your essay. This particular area can include as little as three paragraphs to as many as necessary to complete your…