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Today in History: The 17th Amendment

Posted by Gilbert Stack on April 8, 2019 at 5:05 AM

On this day (April Eight) in 1917, the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became the law of the land. This amendment provided for the direct election of U.S. Senators by the people. Previously they had been elected by state legislatures.

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