Encyclopedia > 26th Amendment

  Article Content

Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Redirected from 26th Amendment

Amendment XXVI (the Twenty-sixth Amendment) of the United States Constitution states:
Table of contents
1 Interpretation and history
1 External link

Section 1.

The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Interpretation and history

This amendment grants suffrage to those eighteen years of age and older. The 26th Amendment was formally certified by President Richard Nixon on July 5, 1971.

External link

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Shinnecock Hills, New York

... have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% are non-families. 27.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.5% have someone living alone who ...

This page was created in 46.8 ms