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The New York Times, June 17, 1960 Front Page The Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving the District of Columbia representation in the Electoral College. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 24, 1964 Front Page The Twenty-fourth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, outlawing the poll tax imposed by many states before citizens were allowed to vote. The poll tax was a significant barrier to enabling poor citizens to vote. read clipping

 

The New York Times, August 7, 1965 Front Page As a result of the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act to remove barriers to voting. read clipping

 

The New York Times, July 1, 1971 Front Page The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, lowering the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen years old. The right to vote for eighteen-year-olds became an issue during the unpopular Vietnam War when eighteen-year-old men were drafted, but could not vote. read clipping

 

The New York Times, March 23, 1972 Front Page The Equal Rights Amendment, originally drafted by Alice Paul in 1923, is finally approved by Congress. Now, three-quarters of the states, thirty-eight states, must ratify the Amendment if it is to be added to the Constitution. read clipping

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