Also from the poll, conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni: Only 28.4% of college graduates correctly identified the father of the Constitution as James Madison. 59% of college students surveyed believe the father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson. Almost 60% of college graduates failed to identify correctly a requirement for ratifying a constitutional amendment. Almost 40% of college graduates didn’t know that Congress has the power to declare war. Almost half could not recognize that United States senators are elected to six-year terms and representatives are elected to two-year terms. Less than half of college graduates knew that presidential impeachments are tried before the U.S. Senate.