26th Amendment

26th Amendment

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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.
Object Name
Sheet of Paper
certificate
date made
1971
associated date
July 5, 1971
place made
United States: District of Columbia
associated place
United States: District of Columbia
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 10 in; 38.1 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
ZZ.RSN81766Y70
Credit Line
National Archives
subject
History, Reform Movements, Voting Rights
Constitution
Voting Rights
Voting
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Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Princeton Posters
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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