The Congress: History in an Hour

President Nixon, who has had the normal quota of trouble getting what he wants from a Democratic Congress, last week got what he did not want and did not need. It was a historic legislative package of voting rights, wrapped in constitutional doubt and ticking with uncertain political potential. The bill on the President's desk includes the extension of voting rights to an estimated 11,000,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 21, which would be the first such enlargement of the franchise since women were given the right to vote 50 years ago. The 18-year-old vote provision was...

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