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The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowered the voting age of Americans from 21 to 18. The amendment was ratified in 1971 after years of debate about young men being sent off to war but being unable to vote.

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26th Amendment It is the amendment that allows us citizens over the age of 18 vote in elections. such as the presidential election, the election for governor, and any other election that rely on ...

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Passage, Ratification and Effects of the 26th Amendment . On March 10, 1971, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in favor of the proposed amendment. After an overwhelming House vote in favor on ...

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The 26th amendment: Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age. Section 2. The Congress shall have t...

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The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old. It was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified on July 1, 1971, the quickest ...

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While some people may think that the 26th Amendment was the first and final step in lowering the voting age, in actuality the story of lowering the voting age is a bit more complicated than that. When the Constitution was ratified in 1787, qualifications and voting eligibility rules were absent and reserved to the states.

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Sets 18 as the voting age (1971) for Mrs. Mackey

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'Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote': The 26th Amendment's Mixed Legacy Ratified during Vietnam, the Constitution's 'forgotten amendment,' changed American culture. Has its political impact ...

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Endorsed by Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma, the amendment passed the House by a vote of 401 to 19, on March 23, 1971. The state legislatures in Ohio and North Carolina were the last to approve the amendment before official ratification took effect on July 1, 1971. With the 1972 elections looming, the 26th Amendment was ratified in record time.

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In this lesson, we will learn about the 24th Amendment. We will examine what provisions it set forth, the background behind it, and the impact it has had. 2014-10-05