26th Amendment

Description:

A Certificate of the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which Extends the Right to Vote to Citizens Eighteen Years of Age or Older. The Amendment was signed into law on July 5, 1971 by President Nixon. The amendment extended the right to vote to some 11 million citizens.

Date Made: 1971Associated Date: July 5, 1971

Place Made: United States: District of ColumbiaAssociated Place: United States: District of Columbia

General Subject Association: History, Reform Movements, Voting RightsConstitutionVoting RightsVoting

Subject:

See more items in: Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Princeton Posters

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: National Archives

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN81766Y70

Object Name: Sheet of Papercertificate

Measurements: overall: 15 in x 10 in; 38.1 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-bcaa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_503287

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