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Voting Age Lowered

On July 5, 1971, Richard Nixon formally certified the 26th Amendment, which granted 18 year olds the right to vote. The voting age had been 21 in a majority of the states, even though 18 year olds were old enough to marry, work, and pay taxes.

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  • Voting Age Lowered
    Voting Age Lowered

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    On July 5, 1971, Richard Nixon formally certified the 26th Amendment, which granted 18 year olds the right to vote. The voting age had been 21 in a majority of the states, even though 18 year olds were old enough to marry, work, and pay taxes.

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    Obama Releases His Birth Certificate

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    People seeking to undermine Barack Obama's legitimacy as president circulated a rumor that he was not born in the United States. On April 27, 2011, Obama releases his long-form birth certificate and asks that the American people and press put an end to the "silliness" and focus on more important matters.

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