The United States has one of the lowest voter-turnout rates in the world
Fault Lines in the Constitution deals with two possible national emergencies—a foreign war and a pandemic. The situations can become even worse because of problems in our Constitution.
The Constitution doesn’t cover all of the rights that some people believe are necessary in the twenty-first century. For example, the Constitution does not provide young people with the right to get an education.
Until 1971, Americans couldn’t vote until they were twenty-one years old. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the age to eighteen. But, why not, say, sixteen? Or, even younger?
We’d like to recap the 25th Amendment here to explain how it works—and why it very likely doesn’t.
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.