Progressive Reform: The Direct Election of Senators

House Resolution proposing the direct election of U.S. senators, February 14, 1826
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

Substitute Amendment to House Joint Resolution 39, May 15, 1911
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

Cartoon portraying the time needed to pass the 17th Amendment allowing the direct election of U.S. senators
By Spencer, for the Omaha World Herald, 1912
Reproduced from Robert C. Byrd, The Senate, 17891989

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