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

House Resolution to Amend the Constitution

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This was the first time a proposal for a constitutional amendment for direct election of senators was introduced in Congress.

House Resolution to Amend the Constitution for Direct Election of Senators, February 14, 1826; House Resolutions (HR19A-B4); 19th Congress, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; NAID1943384

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