The 26th Amendment

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  • Jennings Randolph

    Jennings Randolph
    A democrat from West Virginia Introduced a bill to lower the age to vote. This was the first of the 11 times he proposed such a bill.
  • Georgia lowers voting age

    Georgia lowers voting age
    Georgia lower there voting age to 18 due to the public interest in state election.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    First president to publically voice the support of the 26th amendment in 1945
  • Ted Kennedy

    Ted Kennedy
    Ted proposed amending the "Voting Rights of 1965" to lower the voting age nationally.
  • Oregon vs Mitchell

    Oregon vs Mitchell
    Oregon and Texas did not approve of the new amendment and challenged the law in front of the supreme court. They wanted it so they still got to chose the state and local age limit of age.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Nixon signed an extension that made it so all voting ages in national, state, and local governments were 18 years of age.
  • passage by congress

    passage by congress
    Congress voted 94-0 for the 26th amendment to guarantee that the minimum voting age could not be higher than 18.
  • passage threw house of representatives.

    The house of representatives votes 401-19 in favor of the proposed amendment and the amendment was passed.
  • 3/4 of States Ratify the Amendment

    The final state needed to ratify the amendment was the thirty-eighth state, North Carolina.
  • Adoption of the 26th Amendment

    The Administration of General Services certifies its adoption.