Why You Should Vote!

1. After the outcome of the 1824 presidential election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson was in question, one vote delivered the Electoral College to Adams! 

2. Texas was admitted as the 28th state in 1845 by just one vote! 

3. When President James K. Polk asked the U.S. Senate for a Declaration of War against Mexico in 1846, the Senate sent the country to war by just one vote! 

4. Alaska gained statehood in 1867 by one vote! 

5. President Andrew Johnson was saved from impeachment by just one vote in the U.S. Senate in 1868!

6. The special commission convened to determine the outcome of the contested Electoral College in 1876 gave the presidency to Rutherford B. Hayes by just one vote! 

7. One vote in 1920 gave women the right to vote!

8. One vote made Adolph Hitler the leader of Germany’s Nazi Party! 

9. Had one vote in each precinct in California and Ohio gone to Thomas E. Dewey rather than Harry S. Truman, Truman would have lost the 1948 presidential election! 

10. John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in 1960 by a margin of less than one vote per precinct nationwide! 

11. Only 537 votes in Florida decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election.

Voting is an essential part of democracy. It is every American citizen’s fundamental right to be able to voice their opinion and take part in electing public officials.  By voting, people take a stand and help decide who represents them and how their government works.  Also, citizens not only have, but with these rights come responsibilities. Citizenship means participating in the political process by being an informed and active member of society.

Now get out there and vote Republican! 🙂

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11 responses to “Why You Should Vote!

  1. Alaska didn’t become a state till Jan 3, 1959. In 1867 the US passed a law which made Alaska a customs district.

    Otherwise, your points are well taken and I’m casting my vote first thing in the morning.

  2. Hammer….Thanks for correcting that, I can’t believe I didn’t catch it. It was late and I was delirious! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the info, MRS JGB—I learn something new from your site every week.

    P.S. I voted. 🙂

  4. Michelle, the question is WHAT are you learning from my site! LOL

    Good job voting…I sent Tony over to harrass drags about voting…hehehe

  5. Yeah, I saw that. She’ll vote. Between you, me and Tony bugging her, she’ll probably break down and do it, don’t you think?

  6. Yes I believe she’ll vote today, MrDrags would probably harass her if she didn’t. 🙂

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  8. She said harass…heh he hehehe heheheh

  9. Awesome! I’m stealing this!

  10. oh btw, I like the new header! ^5!

  11. Tony…..Harass, harass, harass! 🙂

    Laura…Thanks, If you use this you might want to change the Alaska info that Hammer pointed out.

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