ARTICLE XXVII (Ratified July 1, 1971) of the United States Constitution states 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. This amendment to the Constitution was ratified in part because of what historical reality?
Young men were being drafted to serve in the Vietnam War.
Young people protested being old enough to fight and die for their country while being denied voting rights. Women had gained the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. African American males were guaranteed suffrage following the Civil War; African American females gained the right in 1920. The baby boom ended in 1964.