Vermont Votes for Kids: A project of the Vermont Secretary of State

Curriculum for Grades 9-12, Student Handout for Lesson 13:
Gee, That's Different: Comparing Our Rights


Read the information provided below and then answer the questions that follow:

Monarchies and dictatorships characteristically restrict the right to vote, for example:

And in the United States: Your group needs to choose a recorder who will write down the group's answers and explanations to the following questions that are based on the information above:
A.Which fact most surprised your group? Why?
B.Politically speaking, which situation runs most contrary to your beliefs? Explain.
C. Which situation in nations other than the United States seems most undemocratic to your group? Why?

Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz: