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    Good and Bad of the 17th Amendment

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    In your opinion, what were the consequences (both positive and negative) to adding the 17th amendment to the Constitution? Argue whether or not the changes presented by this amendment were consistent with the intent of the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution. Explore through writing how the culture of the United States had changed between the writing of the Constitution and the addition this amendment.

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    My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to assist you with some notes today related to the 17th amendment. By way of introduction, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

    Basically, the 17th amendment is designed to give each state in the Union equal representation in government. Whereas the more populous states in America have significantly more representation (or power) in the House of Representatives, the 17th Amendment assures that the least populous state (Wyoming) has the same number of Senators as the most populous state (California). This is certainly a positive development. ...

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    A discussion about the pros and cons of the 17th Amendment.