THE 23rd AMENDMENT
Giving suffrage to the residents of Washington D.C.
What was wrong?
*There was a lack of representation
*Citizens living in D.C had to
~fight in wars
~serve on juries
*Washington D.C. was not originally intended to have residents
*D.C. isn't a state, therefor it didn't have the rights of one
*Proposed in June of 1960, only ratified by three states that year
*Ratified on March 29, 1961
*Ohio was the 38th (and final) state to ratify the amendment
*Arkansas rejected the amendment
*Many southern states were against it
*Gave the residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote for president and vice-president
*It did not grant the district residents voting representation in Congress