26th Amendment


What Happened?

  • 18 years or older could vote
  • Young Vietnam War fighters weren't able to vote until after this amendment was made.

Fight For The Right To Vote

  • Thousands of young Vietnam men were to young to vote.
  • Supporters chanted "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote!"


  • People didn't have to face any obstacles.

Receiving Right To Vote

  • Amendment
  • The law stated that if you are 18 years or older shall not be denied to vote
  • Congress has the power to enforce this article.

Other Information

  • 42 states ratified the Amendment
  • Was proposed on March 23,1971
  • Began during World War 2