by Cierra E.
The 17th amendment to the US constitution, Clauses 1 and 2 of the constitution which senators were elected by the state Legislators.Clause one is:For six years one senator will have one vote.Clause two: when vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the senate, the executive authority of each state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: provided that the legislature of any state may empower the executive therefore to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
The 17th amendment was proposed because to let people vote, Americans did not every really directly vote for senators for the first 125 years of the Federal Government. The constitution, as it was adopted in 1788 stated that senators would be elected by state legislatures. The first proposal to amend the constitution to elect senators by popular vote was introduced in the US house of representatives in 1826, but the idea did not gain considerable support until the late until the late 19th century when several problems related to senate elections had become evident. The 17th amendment was ratified on April 8th of the year 1913. After the 17th amendment passed they get to vote for the state senator.