Saturday, November 3, 2012

This Day in History November 3, 1964

I did not even know about the 23rd amendment, did you?  It just so happens on this date in 1964, residents of Washington D.C. got to vote in the presidential election for the first time!  Washington D.C. is not a state, and it was originally founded in 1791, as federal district housing for the capital.  But the residents were not allowed to vote!  It took this amendment to make this happen.  Residents are still not represented in Congress, and due to the heavy democratic climate of the area, that will probably never happen.  Thus, "taxation without representation" is a popular motto in the area.

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