SAT Subject US History Practice Question 532: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 532

63. The first election in which the Twenty-Sixth Amend ment (allowing 18-year olds to vote) was in effect was held in

A. 1948
B. 1964
C. 1972
D. 1976
E. 1980

Correct Answer: C


The Twenty-Sixth Amendment lowered the voting age to 18; this was largely a response to protests against the Vietnam War. Young people felt that if they were old enough to fight and die, they were old enough to vote.

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