Tuesday, May 29, 2007

American Wars Expanded Democracy

I have long held that the Great Depression and World War 2 expanded civil rights and democracy in the United States as nearly everyone felt a sense of community and had an appreciation for the role of government and encouraged the democratic participation of all. The link above to cannonfire reminds us that the American Civil War and the Revolutionary War also expanded democracy by expanding the voting franchise of soldiers with a profound influence.

Make it easier for soldiers to vote.

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