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26th Amendment Passed by Congress (1971): 18-21 Granted Right to Vote

#OnThis day in 1971, the 26th Amendment was passed by Congress. This amendment was enacted in response to Vietnam War protests, which argued that soldiers who were old enough to fight for their country should be granted the right to vote.'

The amendment was passed by Congress (proposed to the states) on March 23, 1971, and ratified on July 1, 1971.

Thursday, March 23, 2023
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