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How Long Is The Term Of The U.s. Senate A

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The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years.

[u.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 1]


The six-year Senate term represented a compromise between those constitutional framers who wanted a strong, independent Senate and those who feared the possible tyranny of an aristocratic upper house, insulated from popular opinion. A six-year term would control turnover in the legislature, allow Senators to take responsibility for measures over time, and make senators largely independent of Public Opinion.

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