United States History

The Seventeenth Amendment, ratified in 1913, established which of the following?

(A) Secret ballots in local elections
(B) A direct primary
(C) Direct popular election of senators
(D) An eight-hour workday
(E) A federal minimum wage
  1. Correct Answer: C


    Choices A, B, D, and E have never been the subject of constitutional amendments, although all have been passed into law or established by custom. The Seventeenth Amendment overturned a provision of the Constitution that gave state legislatures the power to choose senators.

Test ID: 1632
Source: SAT Practice Test