Submission Title

The Role of the Youth in America's Democracy

Session Number

SS8A

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

SS8A-a

Abstract

There are many young people in America who feel they don't fit into the concept of democracy. Many feel their voices won;t be heard. As Aristotle says in the Rhetoric, And for the most part [the young] live in hope; for hope is of the future and rememberance of the past, and for the young the future is long and the past short. Here Aristotle shows the contrast between the young and the old and how life plays differently in each ones experience. Not recognizing the youth as wise based on a lack of life-expereince because they are the ones mentioned in connection with a nation's future. I am going to propose a discussion on how the youth's knowhow can contribute to a democratic society.

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The Role of the Youth in America's Democracy

Weyerhaeuser 304

There are many young people in America who feel they don't fit into the concept of democracy. Many feel their voices won;t be heard. As Aristotle says in the Rhetoric, And for the most part [the young] live in hope; for hope is of the future and rememberance of the past, and for the young the future is long and the past short. Here Aristotle shows the contrast between the young and the old and how life plays differently in each ones experience. Not recognizing the youth as wise based on a lack of life-expereince because they are the ones mentioned in connection with a nation's future. I am going to propose a discussion on how the youth's knowhow can contribute to a democratic society.