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The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Does it Really Make Age Discrimination in the Vote Against Under 18s Constitutional? The Broader Lessons

  • Sonja C. Grover
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 6)

Abstract

It is valuable to consider the arguments that were made in the U.S. Congress before and during the Vietnam War era for and against lowering the eligible voting age in U.S. federal and state elections from 21 to 18 years. That debate has implications for understanding of the resistance in contemporary times in most Western and non-Western States to lowering the voting age to 16.

Keywords

Presidential Election 26th Amendment Universal Suffrage Canadian Charter Informed Vote 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fac. EducationLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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