Asked in History of the United States
What did the 17th admendment do?
October 02, 2007 9:07PM
From what I researched, the Seventeenth Amendment called for the direct election of Senators by the people of a state rather than their election or appointment by a state legislature. This gives more power to people but it is also criticised and many want to repeal it. Many claim that it upsets the balance of power between the federal government and state governments. Others say that the people should not be allowed to control both the senate and the house. They say that the general public is mostly uninformed, which is true, but we should still have the right to vote for the people that control our country.