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?
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.
Because of the president’s ability to veto legislation, some people argue that we actually have a tricameral system—two houses to pass bills and one person to keep them from becoming law.
The compromises the Framers made over slavery spread like tentacles throughout the Constitution.
Many states invite their electorates to vote at intervals on whether to hold a constitutional convention. What do these conventions mean for state government? What could one mean for the US government?
There are lots of ways you can express your political views and make a difference for the issues you care about. But, one action you probably haven’t considered is running for office.