Until 1971, Americans couldn’t vote until they were twenty-one years old. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the age to eighteen. But, why not, say, sixteen? Or, even younger?
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.
We thought we’d give you some guidelines on how to follow the dots backward from current events to fault lines in our country’s founding document. Here are steps you can take to understand the connections and help you prep for the contest
Forty-eight of the fifty states limit or completely deprive felons of the right to vote.
You would think that a book about the Constitution would not need to be updated on a biweekly basis.