Rock the Vote, but When?
Pat Nixon: Law, Politics and Govt
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: Two to three class periods
In 1971, during Richard Nixon's presidency, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the vote to all citizens 18 years of age and older. Since then, at least until 2004, the number of 18-21 year-olds who have actually voted has not been high. What do YOU think the voting age should be?
A Brief History of the Amendments for Voting Timeline of the History of Voting An International Perspective on Voting All About the Youth Vote Civic Learning and Engagement The Youth Vote Counts
This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, and developed by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.