Visualize the 115th Senate and its members, compare it with the past
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The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass what would become the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.
Felton became the first woman to serve in the Senate, for only 24 hours.
Under the direction of President John Adams, the Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1798, which made it a criminal offence to publish statements critical of the federal government. The first individual to be tried under the law was Rep. Matthew Lyon, who unsurprisingly had voted against its passage. Lyon was re-elected from jail.