The right to vote is an American privilege granted by the Constitution of the United States in 1776. It stated that all men were created equal by their Creator, therefore no person should unjustly rule over another person. The American government was designed to be ruled by the citizens, or people who legally live in America. The way these people ruled is by casting, or making, their vote known. Three Amendments made the right to vote more specific by stating that neither age, gender, nor ethnicity (then called race) could prohibit or stop a legal citizen from participating in government by casting their vote. Citizens across the nation participate in local, state, and federal elections by voting. This process is a democratic process that is ruled by the majority of the people. Voting is one of the most important American rights protected by our founding documents and by every American heart.