Day 23: U.S. Constitution
Amendments to the Constitution
Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971.
Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
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.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Originally proposed Sept 25, 1789.Ratified May 7, 1992.
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.
1) What did the 26th amendment change?
1) This amendment lowered the voting age to 18 under the reasoning that if we were able to draft 18 year olds into the military, they should be able to vote as well. The previous voting age was 21.
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