What Was the 26th Amendment?


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1. What is the name of the Supreme Court case that dealt with the regulation of state elections?

2. How long did it take for three-fourths of the states to ratify the 26th Amendment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several factors that contributed to the 26th Amendment's passage, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the causes and effects of the Constitutional amendment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Voting amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Supreme Court case that dealt with the regulation of state elections
  • When and how the 26th Amendment was ratified
  • Elections with the highest turnout

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of the 26th Amendment
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts, such as the 15th Amendment and Oregon v. Mitchell
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause and effect of the 26th Amendment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the amendment's ratification

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the 26th Amendment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the factors that led to drafting the 26th Amendment
  • Understand the effects of the amendment's passage
  • Identify the Supreme Court case that addressed the regulation of state elections
  • Recognize the process involved in ratifying a Constitutional amendment