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B.EDUCATED

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

 

Nelson Mandela

When you learn how laws are formed, made, executed and affect your community, you'll start to understand why your vote is so powerful and why it matters. Our ancestors have fought hard and even died for us to have this right. Now is the time to educate yourself on how the government works! You have the opportunity to help shape your city, state and this nation.

Why Should I Vote?

  • Your Vote Impacts Issues Like:

    • Healthcare

    • Education

    • Criminal Justice

    • Affordable Housing

    • Jobs

Electoral College

  • Determines who wins the presidential election

  • There are 538 electors

  • 270 electors are needed to win the presidential election

Branches of the Government

  • Executive Branch: President

    • Carries Out Laws

  • Legislative Branch: Congress

    • Makes the Laws

  • Judicial Branch: Supreme Court

    • Reviews the Laws

Branches of the Government (Rap Version)

  • Executive Branch: President

    • Carries Out Laws

  • Legislative Branch: Congress

    • Makes the Laws

  • Judicial Branch: Supreme Court

    • Court System

How a Bill Becomes Law

  • It starts as an idea

  • Congress approves the bill and sends it to the president

  • The president can approve the bill and make it law

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment

  • 13th Amendment abolished slavery

  • 14th Amendment granted citizenship to formerly enslaved people

  • 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote

Women's Suffrage

  • The right of women to vote in elections