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Paperback Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy Before the Seventeenth Amendment Book

ISBN: 0691163170

ISBN13: 9780691163178

Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy Before the Seventeenth Amendment

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people--instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents, state legislators, political parties, and U.S. senators during the age of indirect elections...

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