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so were there some Senators who took truncated terms? Yes, that's exactly how it was done. For example Vermont elected its first two Senators in 1791. One Senator was up for re-election in 1794 (and lost), and the other was up for re-election in 1796 (and resigned). Hawaii elected two Senators upon its statehood in 1959. One term expired in 1962, and ...


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Question: What specifically did Caesar think he would be charged with. Was it for killing the supposedly allied Germans, the one which Cato put a motion forward to turn him over to the Germans? Was it mismanagement of his province? Or was it just simply that he felt his rivals would trump up some charges on him? Short Answer: You mentioned Plutarch's ...


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The real problem of that time in Rome was the concentration of power in one person, and the risk of having a absolut monarch. While Rome was a small nation, they prevented this problem having two consuls per year (each consul with an army), and since the distances were small, Senate did not lose control over them. But while the country grows more and more, ...


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The point was not the disbandment of his army but that he could not be charged with crimes as long as he was consul. So his enemys wanted to bring the election forward in order to get a chance to drive him off the office. I don't know all the specifics but I read that the main point was that he enacted laws without the proper ratification of the Roman ...


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