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Charles Dennis Kerr (1951 - 1971)

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Charles Dennis Kerr
1951 - 1971
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1951
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1971
Wangaratta, Australia
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Wangaratta, Australia
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Charles Dennis Kerr was born in 1951. He is the child of Charles John Kerr and Joanne Teresa Carter Kerr. He died in 1971 in Wangaratta, Australia at 20 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Charles Dennis Kerr passed away in 1971 in Wangaratta, Australia at 20 years old. He was born in 1951. He is the child of Charles John Kerr and Joanne Teresa Carter Kerr.
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In 1951, in the year that Charles Dennis Kerr was born, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1960, at the age of merely 9 years old, Charles was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1964, by the time he was just 13 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1971, in the year of Charles Dennis Kerr's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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