To ensure active participation in our democracy, educators must help students engage with their communities and learn a variety of skills associated with political and community life. They also must help students cultivate attitudes and beliefs that might best be described as `civic virtues.`
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The 26th Amendment was passed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified July 1, 1971. New Hampshire ratified the 26th Amendment on May 13th, 1971. The 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.
NH House Representatives who were directly involved share their little-known story of the grassroots effort to pass this amendment, accompanied by new Representatives as well. Join us in this celebration with history, song, q&a, and more!
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