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In one paragraph, summarize the Twenty-Sixth Amendment and describe the change it creates.

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William Cain on February 1, 2018

The long dispute over the reduction of the voting age in america from 21 to 18 began during the second World War, and this debate intensified during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam war, young men were denied the right to vote, but being recruited to fight for their country. This conflict resulted in the agitation, on the university campus. This conflict led to the adoption of The Twenty-sixth amendment (amendment XXVI) of the Constitution of the united States. This Amendment prohibits the federal government and the government of the state from the application of the age as the cause of denial of the right to vote to residents of the united States who are at least eighteen years of age.The new Amendment that had a notable impact on American society.This Amendment gives the young citizens between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one the right to vote.Along with this, the people who work in the government officials who will now have to recognize the needs of the citizens between the ages of 18 to 21. However, the amendment also says that Congress can allow that the drop in the voting age for federal elections, but does not apply to state or local elections.


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