Sprittibee is the host of this weeks’ Carnival of Homeschool : Vote! Edition
Welcome to the VOTE! Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling! If you are new to ‘blog carnivals’, please read the link at the bottom of this post to find out more. This post has many links that take you off-site to other homeschool blogs where you can read their ‘showcased’ article submission. If you would like to submit an article for a future carnival or host the carnival on your site, please see the bottom section to find out how. Each carnival writer has the option to put their compilation to a ‘theme’ if they so choose. Being voting day, I figured it would be good to reflect on the process and the politics of making our voices heard.
QUICK HISTORY OF VOTING IN AMERICA: In 1787, the passage of the U.S. Constitution gave white male property owners the right to vote if they were 21 years or older. In 1807-1843, a series of acts changed the rules so that any white man could vote. In 1870, all men who were 21 years of age or older – no matter what race – could vote. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920. In 1971, the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18.