When it comes to politics, it's voters' life experiences that count, not just the experiences of the candidates they'll vote for.
What national events have shaped your political views? And how do those similar events play out within and between generations?
NPR's Robert Siegel put those questions to Americans in three different age groups: 25-year-olds, 45-year-olds and 65-year-olds. They are from different parts of the country and across the political spectrum.