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Young People Voting at Age 18? That's Not Revolutionary!

Russ Henderson was interviewed by the History News Network on April 16, 2015 during the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. In the interview he notes that the Pilgrim founding fathers allowed 16 year olds to vote.