Just which state ratified the 26th Amendment?

On June 30, 1971, President Richard Nixon issued a public statement congratulating Ohio as the 38th state to approve the 26th Amendment, in record time. But history has another state and date as the official ratifier of the constitutional rights of 18 year olds to vote.

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Vice President Profile: John C. Calhoun

As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C. Calhoun.

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