Wednesday, December 8, 2010

26th Amendment Artwork

"Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
- 26th Amendment of the United States Constitution
The voting age was changed from twenty one to eighteen because young men would return from the war and realized that they were unable to vote because the voting age was set at 21. If you can just take a minute to understand their situation. You just fought in a war for your country but you can't vote....
The media I chose for this amendment is a more modernized version of this amendment. It depicts how the amendment fits in within modern Society. I thought it was simple and cool. What it expresses to me is how America's youth are involved with voting. This shows childish/youth-like traits by including the cell phone and custom ringtone. Also the writings in the bubbles are almost like texts, by using "u," "2," and "4" (All texting lingo).
Obama Ringtone Cartoon by webspot-ws

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