It’s the 100th anniversary of the 17th Amendment, leading us to consider what today’s U.S. Senate would look like if its members weren’t directly elected by voters.
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The 17th Amendment, which was ratified this day in 1913, allowed senators to be directly elected by the people rather than by state legislatures.
It’s the U.S. Mint’s birthday–in honor of this Philadelphia-based institution, see how much you know about U.S. coins.
Our Jeffrey Rosen is joined by constitutional experts Bruce Ackerman and Louis Fisher to discuss a hot topic: the roles of the President and Congress in conducting America’s foreign policy.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains the argument over a GOP Senate letter to Iran and its potential violation of an obscure law.