Amendments that people often forget
By: Payton Kibel, Hunter Koebrick, and Austin Jacobs
The 17th Amendment
The 17th amendment of the US constitution gives United States citizens the right to elect Senators. There are two senators elected to the senate in each state. These senators serve six years terms. Previously state legislatures in the House Of Representatives, appointed senators. This change came about during the progressive era. This style of election was tested in special elections in Maryland and Alabama in 1913. The following year it became a valid part of the constitution.