Amendment XVII (the Seventeenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution was passed by the Senate on June 12, 1911 and by the House on May 13, 1912. It was ratified on April 8, 1913 and was first put into effect for the election of 1914. It amends Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution to provide for the direct election of Senators by the people of a state rather than their election or appointment by a state legislature, thus effectively eliminating state representation in Congress. It was passed and ratified during the Progressive Era.
Popular election of senators - This amendment lets the people from each state elect their state's senators. Prior to this, Senators were appointed by the state legislature, which could be manipulated.
the 17th Amendment is the provision that allows U.S. Senators to be directly elected by a state's population.
Prior to the 17th Amendment, senators of the U.S Senate were appointed by the state's governor. The 17th Amendment requires that senators be elected by the citizens of the state they represent.
The 17th amendment made it to where senators were elected by popular vote, not by state legislators.
The 12 amendment of the Constitution provides rules for electing of the President and Vice President of the United States. The 17th amendment provides the rules for electing Senators.
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The Seventeenth Amendment allowed U.S. Senators to be elected directly by the people.
The 17th Amendment changed the election of Senators from state legislators. The 17th Amendment elects Senators by popular vote of the constituents.
The 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires popular election of U.S. Senators.
The 17th Amendment calls for citizens of the state to elect their state senators. Before the 17th Amendment, the state governor would appoint the senators.
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The 17th amendment provided for the direct popular election of the U.S senators.
Prior to the 17th amendment, senators were appointed by the state governor. Because of the 17th amendment, they are now elected by the citizens of the state.