Decision 2012: Historical Connections

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Even Americans too young to vote can make a difference in our nation. There are examples throughout history of the power of young people to change our country for the better. But taking a stand often comes with risks, no matter how old you are. Read this overview of the Children's Crusade, an event that took place during the civil rights movement. Why was the role of children in this event controversial? Would you have been willing to participate in this event? Why or why not? What could you do today to draw attention to an issue you think is important? How would your plan be the same as the Children's Crusade? How would it be different?