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Q: What was the only directly elected body under the original Constitution?
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Under the provision of the original US constitution the most democratically selected body was the?

That is House of Representatives. Senators were originally elected by state legislatures.

Who initially elected the senators?

The legislatires of the states rather than the people elected the Senators under Article I, Section 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the original Constitution. The Seventeenth Amendment changed that to provide that Senators be elected by the direct vote of the people.

How was the governor elected under the Georgia constitution of 1777?

Through legislators

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Which president was elected under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the constitution?

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Who was the 1st Louisiana governor elected under the constitution of 1867?

James Madison Wells

Who was the first governor elected under the South Carolina constitution of 1778?

John Rutledge

Under the Constitution the President is to be elected by what?

A majority of the Electors in the Electoral College

In 1787 how were senators appointed?

Under the original Constitution, senators were to be appointed by state legislatures or governors, not elected by the people-in fact, this rule did not change until the Seventeenth Amendment (1913) established direct elections for senators.

Why wasn't Ford elected?

Gerald Ford was not elected as Vice-President or President. He became both under the provisions of the XXV Amendment to the US Constitution.

When was electoral college implemented?

The first U.S. presidential election was in 1789. George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. The election was conducted under the new United States Constitution, which had been ratified earlier in 1788. In the election, George Washington received all 69 electoral votes and was unanimously elected president.

The first elected president of the US under the constitution was?

The first elected president of the US under the constitution was George Washington. He got 69 electoral votes, carried ten states and got a popular vote of 43, 782 and became president on January 10, 1789.