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Ratification of 12th Amendment to Change Selection of President

June 15 @ 12:00 am 12:00 pm

After following the Constitutional process for the 1796 and 1800 elections of president and vice president, legislators wanted a new system.  Mostly pushed by New Yorkers, especially a State Senator named DeWitt Clinton, that new procedure became the 12th Amendment on June 15, 1804.  It did not change the composition of the electoral college.  This Amendment was amended by the 20th Amendment in 1933.

Ratification of 12th Amendment to Change Selection of President