The Congress

The 17th Amendment

Clip | 2m 34s

The 63rd Congress was the last Congress before the 17th Amendment transferred the election of senators from the state legislators to the people — the greatest single change in Congress’ history.

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; Ameritech