Each senator has time to build a reputation that can carry him or her to the White House.
Longer terms allow senators to make decisions based on what they think is right, rather than reacting to public opinion.
Senators don't need to accept as much money as other politicians and are less swayed by special interests.
Senators are able to lead public policy.
Voting as a trustee
Voting as a delegate
An increase in at-large elections
Increased voter registration
The state legislatures of Georgia and Pennsylvania
The British Parliament
Most of the colonial assemblies
Most of the State legislatures
There were no longer long delays in communicating election results.
The President had too much power when the Congress was not in session.
Members of Congress didn't need such a long lead time to settle their affairs and leave for Washington.
More time was needed in each session to finish the work of Congress.
Must have been a U.S. citizen for seven years or more
Must live in the State from which elected
Must have been born in the United States
Must be 25 years old or older
Governors ordered the leaders of their party to vote for the Governors' choices.
The votes of state legislators were purchased.
Sometimes, no Senator would be chosen because the parties in a state could not agree.
Elections were contested and delayed for months.
One or two months
Ten to twelve months
Four or five months
In any emergency
During war time
When the two houses disagree on when to end a session
When the two houses are deadlocked on legislation
The U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. House of Representatives
Congressional campaign committees
Must have served in the State legislature
Must be at least 30 years old
Must have been a U.S. citizen for nine years or more
Must be a resident of the State he or she will represent
Some districts in a state would not be represented in the House.
Representatives could represent districts where they didn't live.
People in some districts were not allowed to vote for a Representative.
The party with the majority of voters won all of the seats.
Servant of constituents