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Transcript of 1.05 Honors
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
1. Before this amendment only men had the right to vote. This amendment gave that right to women.
2. Many people supported it including woman rights activists Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Staton. They supported it because they wanted the same rights as men.
3. The most opposition came from the Southern Democrats.
4. It was introduced on June 4,1919.
5. It was ratified August 18,1920.
6. After the slaves were given the right to vote with the 15th amendment, the woman wanted to be able to do the same. The Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 was also very big influence on this.
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.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
1. Young Men were angry at the fact that they could fight for their country but they couldn't vote. This amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
2.Orginizations such as YMCA, NEA- Student Program and NAACP. They all supported it because they believed in the voting age should be lowered.
3.Not many people were against it. They were actually all for the idea.
4. It was introduced on March 23, 1971.
5. It was ratified on July 1, 1971
6. Major event the led up to this was the Vietnam War. Their motto was "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote."