The Seventeenth Amendment: Its Impact on Federalism, Democracy, and American Political Institutions
This conference examined the original reasoning for having federal senators selected by the states, the intellectual and political forces that led to the approval of the Seventeenth Amendment, which established direct popular election of senators, and the impact of this change on American politics, political institutions, and society more generally.
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By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Edited by George W. Carey and James McClellan
The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation,…
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