The Constitution says that to be elected to the U.S. Senate, a person has to be 30 or older, a citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state from which the candidate is elected.Read the rest of this week's TGIF column at the Foundation for Economic Education website.
Alas, it says nothing about knowing American history.
Cross-posted at Free Association.
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David T. Beito - 1/26/2007
A little touted positive aspect of the Articles was that it was a much more of an anti-slavery (or at least non-pro slavery) document that the Constitution. Most notably, it did not have a Fugitive Slave Clause. Also, the most import blow against slavery during the eighteenth century, the Northwest Ordinance, was enacted under the Articles.
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