19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

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The Framers/ of the Constitution wanted/ senators/ to be independent/ from public opinion./ They thought/ a fairly long,/ six-year term would give them/ this protection./ They also wanted/ longer Senate terms/ to balance/ the shorter two-year terms/ of the members/ of the House,/ who would more closely follow/ public opinion./ The Constitution puts/ no limit/ on the number/ of terms a senator may serve./ Elections/ for U.S. senators take place/ on even-numbered years./ Every two years,/ one-third of the senators are/ up for election./

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