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Multi-Media Review: WHY VOTE? A RIGHT & A RESPONSIBILITY : AH

8/19/2000 • American History, Reviews

WHY VOTE? A RIGHT & A RESPONSIBILITY
(Cambridge Educational, $69.95).

Aimed at young adults who are preparing to vote for the first time, this video answers many of the questions that youthful citizens pose about their role in the political process. In a series of interviews aimed at emphasizing the importance of participating in our democracy, “Uncle Sam” gives a short history of voting that focuses on the struggles that were waged to ensure that right; points to 21 U.S. presidential elections in which a shift of one percent of all votes would have changed the outcome; presents information on the registration procedure, absentee balloting, and voting machines; and provides an overview of the elections held at the various levels of government.

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