To prepare for this Application:
Review the assigned chapters and articles in the course readingsfor information on voting rights in the United States and other countries.
Reflect on the factors that affect American voting participation.
Consider how Americans typically exercise their democratic right to vote.
With regard to democratic principles, consider how important is it to have the right to vote.
Review online newspapers such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, or the New York Times for articles referencing voting and the right to vote in the United States and internationally.
Consider how other countries or groups of people within other countries may struggle with voting, voter participation, and the right to vote.
Write a 1- to 2-page paper comparing and contrasting America's voter participation with the struggle for the democratic right to vote by another country or group of people. Be sure to:Identify a country or group of people that has recently struggled to obtain the right to vote.
Compare and contrast the current voting participation in the United States with the current voting participation in the country or group you chose.
Briefly explain two lessons that you can draw from the struggle you identified and how these lessons impact the way that you think about voting in the United States.
Include at least one reference and citation from the course readings and one reference and citation from an article found in the Walden Library to support your rationale.