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17th Amendment

On April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was ratified.

By: Redactor

1 Comment

  1. JFB says:

    And so states’ rights, and their direct  representation in the federal government, was lost. The change shortly changed the republic into the democracy the founders feared and and commenced the centralization of power in Washington. 

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