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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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May 13, 1912
Amendment 17
Before the 17th Amendment, US Senators were chosen by state legislatures. On May 13, 1912, Congress passed a Constitutional Amendment that allowed for the direct election of US Senators by the people. The Amendment was ratified by the states less than a year later.
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/17th-Amendment.htm
 

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