Sunday, July 4, 2010
On this Constitution Monday, the discussion topic comes from Article I.3.2, "When the first Senate convenes, it shall be divided into three classes. The first class shall be terminated at the expiration of two years, the second class shall be terminated at the expiration of four years, and the third class shall be terminated at the expiration of six years. This means that once this order has been established, each Senator will serve for six years, but one-third of the Senate will come up for election every two years." This provision made the Senators more accountable to the states as well as giving the nation better protection and continuity in leadership.