Legal Age To Vote Analysis

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All the various changes that was going on in society was different than it used to be since it actually effected younger people and not just their parents. One example is how the children of the baby boomers was forced to go fight in a war that they didn’t believe should be going on. This upset many people, especially the younger generation (generation x). This generation way of thinking of life was different than their parents. They believed that there was more to life than just going to work, taking care of your family and going to war. So not being able to vote or have a say in their countries political system, but being forced to go to war really made them mad. People by the masses were expression how upset they were through the form of …show more content…

Not only is this song anti-war but it also addresses the social issue concerning the legal age to vote. One of the lines from this song is, “you’re old enough to kill, but not for voting”, which Sloan is direct in his view point of the voting age. With the help of the media and Barry McGuire who made this song famous more people were able to express how they felt about the minimum age for voting verse the minimum age for the draft. This helped give us the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. In current times I don’t think that politics are effected by the music we have today, compared to the music in the 60’s. There are still song performers that lyrical focuses on the issues that are country is facing. Anti-Flag is one of those bands that is known for being political active. They focus on anti-war activism, social inequalities, and human rights, on every song and album. On the album Under Ground Network, it citizens how the Bush Administration and how they were dealing with the war on terrorism. Some people think that this band symbolizes anti-America and because of that that many record stores had to remove their music on

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