CLEP US Government

Category - Pol. participation

What was the significance of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment (1971)?
  1. It granted Latinos the right to vote.
  2. It granted women the right to vote.
  3. It granted African Americans the right to vote.
  4. It granted 18 year-olds the right to vote.
  5. It granted non-citizens the right to vote.
Answer: D - In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, it was finally decided that 18 year-olds could vote. Traditionally in the United States, someone was not considered fully an adult until they reached the age of 21. But, the argument was made, if someone was old enough to die for their country in war, they were old enough to vote for the people sending them to war.
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