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17th Amendment: Direct Election of U.S. Senators

Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution


This is the final enrolled version of the 17th Amendment as passed by both houses of Congress and submitted to the states for ratification.

Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution providing that Senators shall be elected by the people of the several states, May 13, 1912; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, Records of the General Government, Record Group 11, National Archives Building, Washington, DC. NAID1408966

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