Growing up in the U.S. is something that most of us take for granted on a daily basis, and it is primarily because this is the only life we know. On Election Day, I was very surprised at the feelings I was experiencing and these feelings have led me to a great amount of gratitude to our founding fathers, our country and our freedom.
Voting is something that was not always allowed, especially for women. It was not until the 1920s that this was allowed. Today, we are all allowed to make our vote and we are all actually encouraged to do this. As I stood in line waiting to place my one vote, I realized how exciting this was.
I wondered if my vote really mattered, and I then realized that everyone’s vote matters. I was filled with excitement to be able to be part of this historic election and it made me appreciate the freedom that we have in this wonderful country.
It doesn’t really matter what the outcome of the election was. It seems that half of the people that voted wanted one man to be our president and the other half wanted the other man. Barack Obama won the event and the future of our country rests in his hands.
As American citizens, I believe that we have a duty though and it doesn’t matter if you are a democrat, republican or anything else. We all live in one country and we have one government. This gives each of us the responsibility to do all we can to make this the best country around and to live in peace and harmony with each other.