Hot cognitive abilities are thought processes that are driven by the current state of emotions. On the other hand, cold cognitive skills are considered to be the means that are made by critical and relational thinking.
The United States of America last lowered the federal voting age on July 1st, 1971. The voting period was reduced from 21 to 18 years.
In the case of Mitchel vs. Oregon 1970, the Supreme Court interrogated the constitutionality of voting age. The primary argument for informing the verdict was that Congress had not any constitutional mandate to arrive at the ages suitable for voting in both the local and state elections. The congress was only responsible for regulating ages in federal elections. Secondly, the majority of the youths of 18 years were enrolled to take part in the Vietnam War. It was on this premise that they also demanded to vote equally.
Higher turnout of the 17 and 16 years old youths is significant because when policies and decisions are made they are meant for the future (Crosson, 2018). The teenagers are part of that future. Therefore, when there is a significant turnout of the youths they can become part of the decisions that would later impact their future.
Lowering the required age to vote to 16 would be one of the best things ever to happen to the United States of America. Having the youths take part in decision-making process would help encapsulate some of the issues that have been affecting the youths of this country (Steinberg, 2018). Since most of the decision makers are adults, they are sometimes not able to address the real issues that have been affecting the youths.
Crosson, C. "Should, the Voting Age, Be Lowered to 16?" 7 March 2018. The New York Times. Document. 12 March 2018.
Steinberg, L. "Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16." 2 March 2018. The New York Times. Document. 12 March 2018.