The Calvert County League of Women Voters is sponsoring a special History Fair Award - "Conflict And Compromise in Voting".
The 2018 National History Day theme is "Conflict and Compromise in History". Voting is at the heart of our democracy as well as a core value of the League of Women Voters. Yet, throughout our country's history, the very act of voting has often been fraught with both conflict and compromise.
Eligible projects may focus on any aspect of Conflict and Compromise in Voting in the United States. For example:
- The decisions our country's founders made about voting;
- Emancipation and voting by African-American citizens;
- The 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote;
- The Voting Rights Act of 1965;
- Different systems of voting, such as the caucuses in presidential elections and "open primaries";
- And much more.
Calvert County's History Fair will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Calvert High School.
Questions about this Award? Contact Margaret Dunkle, Second Vice President, Calvert County League of Women Voters, at MargaretDunkle@aol.com. For additional information, visit the National History Day website at: https://nhd.org/conflict-and-compromise-history
The LWV (League of Women Voters) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Men as well as women can join the LWV. For more information about the Calvert County LWV, visit www.lwvcalvert.org.