Congratulations to anyone who’s 59 years old.
Back in 1971, you were 18 and part of a historic decision in America. That’s when the 26th Amendment of the Constitution passed, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.
The amendment passed July 1 1971, following pressure during the Vietnam War draft to let those old enough to serve their country have the power to vote. According to the Constitution Daily, the 26th was the most quickly ratified amendment.
The U.S. Constitution is celebrating it 225th anniversary this year.