17th Amendment: Direct Election of U.S. Senators
House Resolution to Amend the Constitution
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