Stephanie Z Fiona K Amendment 8

The 26th amendment is the change of the voting age from 21 to 18. Young men believed that if they could get enrolled to fight in war, that they should have the right to vote as well. There was many protests on the subject of changing the voting age. “Old enough to fight, old enough to vote!” was yelled at these protests. Finally in 1970 Congress extended the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to give 18-year olds the right to vote.