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26th Amendment & Voting Age

The 26th amendment set a national uniform voting age for men and women of all races and ethnicities in 1970. Not all states were on board and in favor of lowering the voting age to 18. Several states challenged it but after the House and Senate voted to lower the voting age in 1971, three-fourths of the union approved making the 26th amendment part of the U.S. Constitution.

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

First Pocket Calculator

Nowadays we can find calculators on our wristwatches, computers and smartphones. But in 1972 ... more

Great White Fleet

President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand when the Great White Fleet set sail to circumnavigate ... more
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