Extending the right to vote


Senate Joint Resolution 7 proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would extend the right to vote to citizens 18 years of age or older. Introduced on January 21, 1971, during the first session of the 92nd Congress, it became the 26th Amendment to the Constitution Text adapted from “The 26th Amendment and Youth Voting Rights” in the October 1996 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

National Archives, General Records of the U.S. Government


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