On this day in 1971, north carolina became the 38 th state to ratify the 26th amendment to the us constitution, which lowered the national voting age to 18 in a july 5 ceremony in the east. Jimmy carter was such an abominable president we got ronald reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the soviet union two years of bill clinton and a democratic congress got us. Us constitutional amendments amendments to the constitution of the united states of america articles in addition to, and amendment of, amendment 26 annotations fn18 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. The 26th amendment today at present time, the states florida, kentucky, mississippi, nevada, new mexico, north dakota, south dakota, and utah have not ratified this amendment although the end of the vietnam war era saw the number of young voters winding down, this number increased significantly during the 2004 elections, and rose again in 2008.
The 26th amendment this is the fifth and final lesson in a series called “expanding voting rights” the overall goal of the series is for students to explore the complicated history of voting rights in the united states grade level 6-8 9-12 print share email facebook twitter. 26th amendment: the right of citizens of the united states, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or any state on account of age. Repeal the 26th amendment november 10, 2010 jimmy carter was such an abominable president we got ronald reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the soviet union. 26th amendment amendment xxvi section 1 the right of citizens of the united states, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or any state on account of age section 2 the congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Passed by congress march 23, 1971, and ratified july 1, 1971, the 26th amendment granted the right to vote to american citizens aged eighteen or older. Browse the latest the 26th amendment videos and more on historycom check out exclusive the 26th amendment videos and features browse the latest the 26th amendment videos and more on historycom. The 25th amendment, proposed by congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of president john f kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation the watergate scandal of the. The perfect parent doesn’t know when you sneak out at night with your friends, butmore . The 26th amendment was the 19th amendment was officially introduced on march 23, 1971 introduced in 1878 and ratified and ratified on july 1, 1971 on august 18, 1920.
Jennings randolph father of the 26th amendment jennings randolph was a warrior for peace and had great faith in young people: they possess a great social conscience, are perplexed by. The 27th amendment september 25, 1789 image courtesy of library of congress james madison of virginia served as a delegate, representative, and fourth president of the united states. 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. The text of the 26th amendment simply reads: 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.
Unlike, say, the 2nd amendment guaranteeing the right to own guns, the 13th amendment effectively prohibiting slavery or the 21st amendment repealing prohibition, the 26th amendment is rarely. The 26th amendment was incorporated into the constitution just three months and eight days after congress sent it to the states for ratification, thus making it the quickest amendment to be ratified today, it stands as one of several laws protecting the right to vote. The 26th amendment was a congressional activation of the adjustment of the voting age within the united states of america this amendment allowed for the national voting age to be adjusted to 18 years of age.
The supreme court decision in oregon v mitchell lead directly to the passing of the 26th amendment the supreme court ruled that the 18-year-old voting age requirement, established in the voting rights act amendments of 1970, was valid for national elections, but not valid for state or local. War, draft and the 26th amendment by joe miller [printer-friendly version][first of all, i wish to make it clear that this piece reflects my personal views vvaw does not take any formal position relating to party politics, and the organization does not endorse any candidates for public office. 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.
The 26th amendment to the us 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 during world war ii, the draft age had been lowered to 18, but the voting age had. The 26th amendment which was proposed on march 23rd, 1971 and ratified on july 1st, 1971, helped provide for the popular consent by changing the minimum voting age from 21 years of age to 18 years of age. Twenty-fifth amendment: twenty-fifth amendment, amendment (1967) to the constitution of the united states that set forth succession rules relating to vacancies and disabilities of the office of the president and of the vice president it was proposed by the us congress on july 6, 1965, and it was ratified on feb 10.