How the Senate should be [s]elected

The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution changed how Americans select senators and, in doing so, fundamentally changed how Congress operates. The people form the basis of power and hold the sovereignty in our democratic republic. The people in turn surrender some sovereignty to the states, through charters and constitutions. During the Revolutionary War and immediately following, the early states were a confederation, not an integrated federal system. They printed their own money, levied their own tariffs and taxes, and even conducted their own foreign policy. When the Founding Fathers created the Constitution, the states operated generally as...

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