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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 24: Senate Elections

Edited by: Deborah Kalb


Subject: Elections

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Senate Elections
Senate elections

The creation of the U.S. senate was a result of the so-called great compromise at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The small states wanted equal representation in Congress, fearing domination by the larger states under a population formula. The larger states, however, naturally wished for a legislature based on population, where their strength would prevail.

In resolving this dispute, delegates simply split the basis for representation between the two houses: population for the ...

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