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When the 23rd Amendment was passed, it gave voting rights to residents of Washington, DC. Why were they excluded from all of the previous amendments that gave voting rights?
A.
Only politicians were allowed to live in Washington, DC. Previously, people in government were not allowed to vote for themselves.
B.
Washington, DC is not a part of a state; the original Constitution says that only the residents of states were eligible to vote for president.
C.
Washington, DC did not have a large enough population to be eligible to vote.
D.
Before the amendment, it was thought that it was not a good idea to give people who lived so close to the president the right to vote for the president.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-third_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

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