Why is it so important to vote? No respect Not protecting our rights shows no respect for those who fought and died in two world wars. No control You are letting politicians do what they like. No say You are throwing away the chance to have a say in the way the country is run. Responsibility You have a responsibility to vote as a citizen. Sets a bad example Where would the country be if nobody voted at all? Struggle You should remember the struggle that women had to get the right to vote.
Why has his win made history? His win has made history because he is the first black American president, also America is one of the most powerful continents in the world and his decisions might effect us all. Many more people than usual voted this time. It was also important because years ago women, black people and especially black women weren’t allowed to vote.
Facts about Obama. <ul><li>- Barack was known as Barry during High School and part of College. </li></ul><ul><li>- Barack is related to Former U.S. Presidents George Washington, James Madison, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter </li></ul><ul><li>His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili </li></ul><ul><li>He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed </li></ul><ul><li>He has read every Harry Potter book </li></ul>
Black History. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. Martin Luther King has a big part to play in black history in the USA. Martin Luther King gave a speech to the American citizens about segregation . Black and white people weren’t aloud to be together and weren’t treated fairly. Black people were treated differently to white people in many different ways. Some ways in which they were treated differently are: they had to use different public facilities, they could only sit at the back of a bus and if I white person wanted to sit there they had to stand up and they were not aloud to vote for elections. Barrack Obama is the first president of the United States of America to be black. Everyone else who has run the USA have be white. He is the first person to run the country that is black. Since black people have be aloud to vote there has been a difference in leaders.