Youth's Battle for the Ballot: A History of Voting Age in America

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Index
Act No. 138, approved by Puerto Rico Legislature, 144
Adams, John, restricted franchise, 5
Adult backlash, impeded youth vote progress, 114
AFL-CIO, endorsed the 18-year-old vote, 100; youth's strongest non coalition ally, 106
Africa, impact of emerging nations, 78
Age qualification: for holding federal office, 5; for voting, by country, 77 (table)
Age requirements, for voting. See individual states or countries
Agnew, Spiro T., resignation, 221
Alabama, 203, 213, 296; action on 26th Amendment, 209; bills defeated, 1945-51, 30-31; no legislative action, 195; still in session, 208
Alaska, 142, 158; age qualification in 1959, 78; electorate approves of 18- year-old suffrage, 154; to 18, 187; 18 established in August 1970, 171; 18 in 1970, 196; 18-year-old vote, 177; 18 years, 202; exclude politicians from schools, 221; legislature passes HB No. 77, 154; low 18-to-20 population, 218; ratifies 26th Amendment, 198; statehood age of 19, 58-59
Alaska Territory: vote to women, 16; YFC supports proposal, 100
Albania, age requirement in 1947, 100
Albert, Carl: address to NAACP mobilization delegates, 103; commended by YFC, 188-89; favored youth vote, 110
Alberta, age qualification in 1944, 78
Alexander vs. Holmes County Board of Education, 396 U.S. 19 ( 1966), 162
Algeria, innovative age qualification, 1971, 78
Aliens, exclusion from voting, 17
Amendment No. 545: co-sponsors, 122; members voting in opposition, 125; roll call vote, 125
Amendments: ratified fastest, 215; rejected by Kentucky, 55
American at War, foreign and domestic assignments of U.S. troops, 10 (table)
American Institute of Public Opinion: adults favoring youth suffrage in 1947, 31; political quiz supports youth, 53

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