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The University of Delaware Library joins the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress in a national celebration of the third annual Congress Week, September 16-22, 2012. Coinciding with the commemoration of Constitution Day on September 17, the theme of Congress Week 2012 is “Congress: Chosen by the People,” reflecting the constitutional language about election of members (Article 1, section 2, and Amendment XVII).

The selections for the exhibit are from Willard Saulsbury Jr., the last U.S. senator selected by the Delaware state legislature before direct popular elections enacted by the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1913.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from September 10-October 1, 2012.

Tags: United States. Congress–Powers and duties; Constitutional amendments; United States. Constitution; 17th Amendment; Saulsbury, Willard, 1861-1927