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The 26th Amendment was created so that soldiers were able to vote and have say in who made their decisions. Most people don't think that 26th amendment did much for our country, but i think it did ...

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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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The 26th amendment is important because it allows young people to voice their opinion through their vote, giving them an opportunity to be involved with their Government. They have the chance to ...

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In just over two months–the shortest period of time for any amendment in U.S. history–the necessary three-fourths of state legislatures (or 38 states) ratified the 26th Amendment, and ...

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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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The 26th Amendment was adopted to lower the voting age to 18. It was passed after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't lower the age by a simple federal statute. 2016-10-28

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Prior to the passing of the Amendment, President Nixon had passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had allowed for the national voting age with regard to Federal and State elections to be set at a mandatory 18 years of age; however, only after its ratification did the 26th Amendment become Constitutional legislature

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Due to the setback of the Voting Rights Act in 1970, which only lowered the age for federal elections to 18, Congress proposed a constitutional amendment the 26th amendment, in 1971. The amendment received overwhelming support in Congress and it took only four months for the states to ratify it.

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26 amendments. STUDY. PLAY. 1st amendment. freedom of religion, press, assembly, speech and petition. 2nd amendment. right to bear arms. 3rd amendment. ... 26th amendment. 18 year olds given the right to vote. Kindergarten Istation vocabulary 54 terms. rculbreth. February Istation Vocab 8th 16 terms.

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26th Amendment The 26th Amendment was proposed on March 23rd, 1971 and ratified on July 1st of the same year. The 26th Amendment would be the quickest to be ratified in United States history. So many people wanted this law to happen and it did. The saying was “Old enough to fight, then old enough to vote.”