What are some of the rights that I have at age 18 that I didn’t have before?

  • You have the right to vote in national, state, and local elections.
  • You have the right to live independently from your parents and be free of their control.
  • You have the right to marry without your parents’ permission.
  • You have the right to enter into a contract.
  • You have the right to make a will.
  • You have the right to run for some elective offices.
  • You have the right to obtain medical treatment without the consent of your parents.
  • You have the right to apply for credit in your own name.
  • You have the right to work in all types of jobs.
  • You may enter military service without your parents’ permission.
  • You may purchase and use tobacco products.

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