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President Lyndon B. Johnson hands Senator Robert F. Kennedy a pen from the signing.
For four months the delegates debated fundamental questions relating to government, power, and human nature. Each and every clause of the Constitution was painstakingly argued and resolved. The voting record reflects the countless diplomacies,…
This item consists of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, which was ratified July 1, 1971, and extends the right to vote to citizens eighteen years of age and older.
This cartoon shows politicians, including New York gubernatorial candidate Theodore Roosevelt, cozying up to the "working man," as the 1898 congressional and state elections entered the final week. Berryman points out the attention lavished on the…
This document records the July 2, 1776, vote in which the Continental Congress agreed to independence. The words of the resolution, originally proposed by Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee, are echoed in the Declaration of Independence.