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<p>The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect in 1913. Prior to its passage, each state's senators were appointed to their position by the state legislature. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Progressives in Ohio and elsewhere began to push for reforms that would make the United States political system more democratic. With passage of the Seventeenth Amendment, each state's voters selected for themselves who would represent them in the United States Senate.</p>
==See Also==
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*[[United States Constitution]]
*[[Progressives]]
*[[Ohio]]
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==References==<div class="referencesText">#Cayton, Andrew. <em>Ohio: The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect in 1913History of a People</em>. Prior to its passageColumbus: The Ohio State University Press, each state's senators were appointed to their position by the state legislature2002. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries#Hofstadter, Progressives in Ohio and elsewhere began Richard. <em>The Age of Reform: From Bryan to push for reforms that would make the American political system more democraticF. With passage D.R</em>. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1960. &nbsp;#Hofstadter, Richard. <em>The Progressive Movement, 1900-1915</em>. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1963. &nbsp;#McGerr, Michael. <em>A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Seventeenth Amendment, each state's voters selected for themselves who would represent them Progressive Movement in the United States SenateAmerica, 1870-1920</em>.New York, NY: Free Press, 2003. &nbsp;</div>[[Category:HistoryDocuments]] [[Category:DocumentsThe Progressive Era]] [[Category:{$topic}Government and Politics]] [[Category:The Progressive EraReform]]