America 's Slang For Encouraging Others

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‘Stay woke,’ is today’s slang for encouraging others to become aware of what is going on in your community, at both the local and national levels. Similarly, political participation, where the people are actively involved in their government, has always been an important part of American history. The foundation in which this republic was built from, was due to the fact that Americans wanted to play an active role in establishing this country. Popular sovereignty, is the doctrine that the power lies in the hands of the people, who vote for representatives, who in essence, run the government. Therefore, the right to vote, is the greatest influence an average American citizen can have, and also enables each and every person to politically participate. It has become crucial that the citizens of this country stay aware of the different factors affecting their daily lives, so that order can be maintained, and future generations can hopefully, live better lives.
It is seen throughout America’s history, where people have fought for their rights, and have made it their responsibility to make sure they are guaranteed their natural rights. One right in particular, that both women and African Americans struggled to fight for, was the the right to vote. This has become a huge part of what it means to be an American citizen. It helps to empower the people aside from the government, giving them the opportunity to choose who they want as their representatives that make the laws they abide
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