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Why did the 26th amendment affect the Vietnam war?

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Answered 2012-11-10 20:35:02

It was more the other way around. In the Vietnam War, the drafting age was 18. The youth decided that if they could fight, they could vote, thus introducing this amendment.

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The 26th Amendment in 1971. It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 was connected to the Vietnam War because the average age of a soldier in Vietnam was about 19, the argument was that if they could fight and die for their country at 18 and 19 they should be able vote.

The vietnam conflict began the want for the 26th amendment. Men who were 18 could not vote but they could put their life at risk in the war. They often said "Old enough to fight, Old enough to vote"

The Vietnam War saw many draftees that were unable to vote based on their age. Many jurisdictions had the cutoff at age 21, but you could be drafted at age 18. The twenty sixth amendment was the response to this.

The reason the 26th amendment was passed was because of the Vietnam war. It was reasoned that if a person could be drafted and sent to war at 18 they should also be able to vote.

In 1971 by the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution. This way because 18 year olds could be drafted into the Vietnam War but could not vote in the government they were fighting for.

-Allows people over 18 to become involved as good citizens.- Fights for his/her country in war and should have a right to vote.

If referring to the Vietnam War then the answer is September 26th 1959. That is the start date of the war anyway. There had been unrest and civil wars since far earlier however with the background leading to the Vietnam war begining in the 1940s.

Vietnam cost so much that there was less money for the War on Poverty

The right to vote was changed from 21 to 18 in 1971 with the addition of the 26th amendment to the constitution. The thinking at the time that if a person was old enough to fight in a war they were old enough to vote.

Vietnam took time and attention away from the war on poverty.

The Vietnam War deflected people from the aims of his Great Society.

Social Legislation slowed down because of the cost of Vietnam. (Apex)

It is the 26th Amendment. Any one at the age of 18 has the right to vote as of March 23, 1971 during the Vietnam War. "old enough to fight, old enought to vote!"

Vietnam took time and attention away from the war on poverty

The Korean War directly resulted in the US NOT INVADING North Vietnam.

Social legislation slowed down because of the cost of Vietnam. Vietnam cost so much that there was less money for the war on poverty.

Like any war torn country, they adapted.

If you are asking about the United States, the change took place in 1971, as a result of the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave 18 year olds the right to vote. There had been some discussion of doing this as early as World War II, but many historians credit the controversy over the Vietnam War with giving momentum to lowering the voting age. After the 26th Amendment was ratified in July 1971, it became official.

The 26th amendment was passed during the Vietnam war. "old enough to fight, old enough to vote." Young men were being drafted at 18 years old but could not vote for their countries leader. Citizens and soldiers protested until finally congress gave in and passed the amendment on march 23 1971.

The Vietnam war distracted the American people from Johnson's plan for a "Great Society".

Well this is what I'm trying to find out. Well as the Vietnam war was based in Vietnam, there was no destruction on American soil. Also as many Americans were against the Vietnam war, Vietnam veterans of America wre socially excluded for years after the war. After the war there was a mass emigration from Vietnam to mainly the United States hope this helps

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