SAT Subject US History Practice Question 580: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 580

21. Which of the following spurred young people in the United States to push for the ratification of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment?

A. Opposition to the Vietnam War
B. Support for a Republican administration
C. Concern for veterans' rights
D. Commitment to civil rights for all Americans
E. Determination to ensure equal rights for men and women

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, largely in response to protests by young people that if they were old enough to fight in a war and die for their country, they were old enough to vote for or against leaders who might send them to war.

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