Today In History- April 8

Today In History- April 8

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The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators.

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17th Amendment passed limiting senator terms.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On Apr. 8, 1913, the 17th amendment to the Constitution was passed.  The act stipulated the direct election of senators by the people, instead of the appointment of leaders by state governments and legislatures.  This dramatically changed politics in America, and offered more involvment for the average American citizen.

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