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17th Amendment Project

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Abbey Brown

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of 17th Amendment Project

The 17th Amendment The purpose of the 17th amendment was for people to directly elect the senators, instead of the state legislatures electing them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Amendment+17 On May 13, 1913, the 17th amendment was ratified by 3/4 of the states. Some people that were involved with the 17th amendment were Henry R. Storrs and Andrew Johnson. This amendment was proposed because people felt that the senatorial elections were bought and sold, changing hands for favors and sums of money rather than because of the competence of the candidate. By Jessie Meyer
Abbey Brown The 17th amendment originally caused two main problems: Legislative corruption and electoral deadlocks. Websites that we used: Brought to you by: -Mr. Hitchcock
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