Amendments 1-27

17th amendment

24.10.2016 (1:41 am) – Filed under: amendments ::

It is necessary to learn about the amendment to understand about the constitution. The amendment is related to the legal issue. The amendment is used for fixing the mistake or correction. The amendment is used for the contract, legal documents and constitution to make a change in those contract, legal documents, and constitution. The contract, legal documents, and constitution can be changed by the edit which is adding the clause. If the anything is necessary to add and remove, then clause is used. In the clause, the change is mentioned. However, the 17th amendment is a correction for the U.S constitution and it is an important part of the U.S. constitution.
The 17th amendment or The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) is found in the United States Constitution and in this amendment it is said about the selection of the senators who would be directly selected. In the 17th amendment, it is told about the election of the senators by the citizen of the United States. In this amendment, there are more things established by the Article I and section 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution. Under this amendment process, selectors will be selected by the state legislatures. The procedure is also applicable for the vacancies in the Senate. It may hold for the temporary selection until a special election occurs.
This 17th amendment was problems in the 62 congresses in 1912. This amendment was implemented first in the special election in Maryland and Alabama and in 1914 in the national wide. In 1913, the election was held in Maryland and the next year in the Alabama.
The text of the 17th amendment “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures. When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution”
There were some other issues involved about the 17th amendment. The background of the amend is related with the Article I and section 3, Clauses 1 and 2. Based on that Article I and section 3, Clauses 1 and 2, senator election was held for the 6 years’ term. In each state, two senates become part of the unrelatedly of the Connecticut Compromise and it happens between small and large states. This method of selection process happens by the house of representative. From the vote based on the most of the votes, a person is selected as a senator. This process is an uncontroversial process and in many states it allowed. The system of the process had many advantages and it was considered the best method of selecting a senator. In this process, the state become subordinate to the central government and the election of the senator was confirmed as Anti-federalists and it had some protection what were necessary. The states were operated by the federal government and the state power was federal government power. The longer terms and condition of the popular election was not good for the people and the representative operates the direct election for the two-years and they are accountable for their voters. The Senate was the significant portion of a formal bicameralism, with the members of the senates and the house accountable for the entirely distinct voters. So, it was easy to detect the reason and problem of the federal government what was chosen as subject as “special interests”. The members of the Constitutional Convention were considered as the Senate to be alike to the British House of Lords as an ‘upper house’, comprising the “better men” of the society. It was considered that they would offer and more coolness and firmness than the House of Representatives for the senators’ status.
The opinion of the Judge Jay Bybee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that there were two main problems from the original provision in the favor of the elections for senators. There are many other things in the issue. There was a sense of the senatorial elections which were bought and sold and between 1857 and 1900 elections, there was three elections corrupted. So, it was not a good and accepted sign. However, day to day the process of the election was disobeyed and it became the subject of the debate.
At the early of the 19th century in 1826, Henry R. Storrs proposed an amendment for the election and it was related to the Calls for a constitutional amendment. The similar amendment was proposed in 1829 and 1855 by Andrew Johnson. The congress passed the bill in 1866 what was related with legislatures for selecting the senators. In 1908, the 1st law related with the election was selected by the U.S senators based on the popularity. Oregon was soon tracked by Nebraska. This constitutional amendment was supported by the House of Representatives but the amendment shortly became the opposite of the senate. So, many senates become opposite of the amendment.
However, the Seventeenth Amendment fixed many problems related to the senate election or selection. In the 17th amendment, it was fixed about the vacancies of the senate. The state legislatures filled the vacancies when any senate leave the position. There is some terms and condition what are necessary to follow for filling up the vacancies of the senate. Sometimes, the temporary appointment is a good way for selecting the senates. This amendment is also not away from the debate. This amendment has many lacking what cannot be solved with another review.
This amendment was passed in many states in various time and those states are Massachusetts, Arizona, Minnesota, New York, Kansas, Oregon, North Carolina, California, Michigan, Iowa, Montana, Idaho, West Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, Arkansas, Maine, Illinois, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, New Hampshire, Vermont, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, March New Mexico, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. This amendment was subsequently permitted in Louisiana, Alabama, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island. However, now every citizen of the United States need to learn about the 17th amendment to know the detail of the amendment and use.

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