What was the reason for the 26th amendment?

In the turmoil surrounding the unpopular Vietnam War, lowering the national voting age became a controversial topic. Responding to arguments that those old enough to be drafted for military service, should be able to exercise the right to vote, Congress lowered the voting age as part of the Voting Rights Act of 1970.

What was the decision in Oregon v Mitchell?

Oregon v. Mitchell, 400 U.S. 112 (1970), was a Supreme Court case which held that the United States Congress could set voting age requirements for federal elections but not for local or state elections.

What was Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?

Section 5 was designed to ensure that voting changes in covered jurisdictions could not be implemented used until a favorable determination has been obtained. The requirement was enacted in 1965 as temporary legislation, to expire in five years, and applicable only to certain states.

Who introduced the 26th amendment?

In 1970, Senator Ted Kennedy proposed amending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to lower the voting age nationally. On June 22, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required the voting age to be 18 in all federal, state, and local elections.

What did the Voting Rights Act of 1970 do?

The 1970 amendments included a nationwide ban on literacy tests and reduced residency requirements [link to tools of suppression] that could be applied in presidential elections. The 1970 reauthorization also reduced the voting age [link to AGE subpage] in national elections from 21 to 18 years of age.

When was the 15th Amendment enacted?

February 3, 1870
15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.

What is the 13th 14th and 15th amendments?

The 13th (1865), 14th (1868), and 15th Amendments (1870) were the first amendments made to the U.S. constitution in 60 years. Known collectively as the Civil War Amendments, they were designed to ensure the equality for recently emancipated slaves.

How to make a reasoned judgement?

When advising business leaders on how to make a reasoned judgement, we would encourage a process of using all of the available information to weigh the pros and cons of alternative options, in order to select a course of action. The process begins when we first become aware of the need to take action, but are unsure of the best choice.

What happened in 1970s music?

1970 Music continues to make significant impact with the largest ever rock festival held on the Isle of Wight with 600,000 people attending, including some of the biggest name in music including Jimi Hendrix and The Who. This is also the year The Concord makes it’s first its first supersonic flight.

What is the information stage of making a judgement?

This is the information stage of making a judgement. Clarify the purpose of the judgment and gather as much information as possible, such as who will be affected, who will make the decision and what knowledge or expertise is required. In my opinion, this is where Theresa May fell short.

What does it mean to demonstrate effective judgement?

When you demonstrate effective judgement, you are simply making rational, realistic and informed decisions, based on consideration of all of the facts and alternative options.