|Text on Button||IF I WERE 21 I'D VOTE FOR KENNEDY|
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|Curl Text||A.A.A.NOVELTY CO., WASH.D.C.|
Prior to July 1, 1971, the legal voting age in the United States was 21 years old. However, on that date, Congress ratified the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 years of age. The movement to lower the voting age gained momentum in the 1960s, driven in part by the military draft during the Vietnam War, with proponents of the movement using slogans such as, "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote". A John F. Kennedy supporter during the 1960 Presidential election campaign who had not yet reached the legal voting age at election time would have found other means to make their voice heard including promoting their candidate through wearable art.