On This Date in Legal History

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified. The Amendment addresses the election of senators to Congress. It provides for the people to elect new senators (versus the state legislatures).  The Amendment states–

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The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.


The Amendment goes on to clarify what happens in the event a senator doesn’t complete his or her term in office.  View the original document at http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=58.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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