The minimum voting age is 18. A U.S. citizen must be 18 years old to vote.
Elections for president, senators and representatives take place the first Tuesday in November.
The inauguration of the president takes place on January 20th, following the elections.
Members of Congress write bills to make new laws.
The president of the United States must sign a bill before it becomes a law.
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Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in 1865.
The Pilgrims came to America in 1620. They sailed on a ship called the Mayflower.
The kind of government the U.S. has is called a democracy.
The U.S. is a democratic republic.