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Taking the route you proposed, once Congress passes a proposed amendment, the amendment is subsequently proposed to State Legislatures. 3/4 of the State Legislatures must pass in order for the amendment to be added to the Constitution.

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Where are all amendments of the constitution approved at?

Constitutional amendments must first pass both houses of congress, and they are then sent to the states to be ratified. To become a law, 3/4 of the states must agree to ratify an amendment. This is to make sure that amending the constitution is difficult and requires a lot of thought before it happens. So, to sum up, after a proposed amendment is approved by congress, it must then go to the individual states; if enough states vote to approve it, the amendment becomes a part of the constitution.


What happens to the speaker house if the vice president becomes president?

In accordance with the 25th Amendment of the U. S. Constituion, the new president nominates someone to be the next vice president, and he or she becomes the next vice president after a confirmation of a majority of both house of congress.


Under the 12th amendment if no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes for president what happens?

If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.


What happens after the president vetoes a bill?

The Bill goes back to the Congress with the president's explanation of his objection. Congress can either take no action or try to get a two-thirds majority of both the House and Senate to enact the legislation over the President's objection.


What needs to be done so an amendment becomes part of the constitution?

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.What this means is that there are four ways for an amendment to be added.Proposal by convention of states, ratification by state conventionsProposal by convention of states, ratification by state legislaturesProposal by Congress, ratification by state conventionsProposal by Congress, ratification by state legislatures

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What happens to the vast majority of bills that are proposed to congress each year?

Most are discarded. In 200 years there are only 27 amendments in the constitution. That's a low number and probably for the best. It is an involved process to get passage of a new amendment.


Describe how an amendment to the constitution is proposed and ratified?

According to Article V of the US Constitution..To propose an Amendment to the Constitution one of the following must occur:1) 2/3 of the In_what_way_can_an_amendment_to_the_Constitution_be_proposedor 2/3 of the senatealso2) delegates at a national convention is called by congress at the request of around 2/3 of the state legislativeHowever this has never been done.After the Amendment is Proposed by Congress, it must be ratified by 3/4 of the State Legislatures or the In_what_way_can_an_amendment_to_the_Constitution_be_proposedelect delegates to conventions called in each state specifically to consider the amendment which requires 3/4 of the state to approve the amendment.The two ways that an amendment can be proposed is; *The Congress propose an amendment by 2/3 vote in both houses. And second *The state 2/3 of the states 34 out of 50 can ask Congress to call national convention to propose an amendment.


What happens after a two thirds majority vote on an amendment?

It goes to the President for approval


How can the constituion be changed?

There are 2 ways to change the U.S. Constitution.The first way is for two thrids of both houses of Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate) to propose a constitutional amendment. Once this happens, the proposed amendment is submitted to the states. The legislatures of 3/4 of the states must ratify the amendment. At this point, it becomes part of the constitution. The president has no official role in amendment the constitution (he doesn't have to sign the amendment for it to take effect, and can do nothing to defeat a constitutional amendment once it has passed). Of course, unofficially, presidents can use their political clout to influence public opinion one way or another, which can affect the chances of a constitutional amendment passing.The second method starts with the states, and was likely included to give states a check on overreaching federal power. The legislatures of the states apply to congress for a convention to propose amendments to the constitution. If 2/3 of the states make such applications, congress must call the convention. Once such a convention is called, and amendments are proposed, the amendment(s) must be ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the states. This method has never actually been used to amend the constitution, but Congress has proposed amendments in response to threats by states to call a convention, likely to retain some control over the amendment process.


Where are all amendments of the constitution approved at?

Constitutional amendments must first pass both houses of congress, and they are then sent to the states to be ratified. To become a law, 3/4 of the states must agree to ratify an amendment. This is to make sure that amending the constitution is difficult and requires a lot of thought before it happens. So, to sum up, after a proposed amendment is approved by congress, it must then go to the individual states; if enough states vote to approve it, the amendment becomes a part of the constitution.


What happens to the speaker house if the vice president becomes president?

In accordance with the 25th Amendment of the U. S. Constituion, the new president nominates someone to be the next vice president, and he or she becomes the next vice president after a confirmation of a majority of both house of congress.


What happens after both houses of congress approve a bill by a majority vote?

The Bill is then sent to the president for his signature or veto.


What happens if a state rejects a proposed amendment?

it goes back to where it was last passed through, it is revised and sent back to the house/committee that didn't pass it, or it is killed


What happens if the stimulus fails?

Full scale depression. Definitely no second term for Obama. Probably Republican majority elected to Congress.


What happens before a bill is sent to the president?

The bill must first pass in both houses of Congress by a 2/3 majority.


What happens after the vice president dies?

In accordance with Amendment 25 of the United States Constitution, if the vice president dies, resigns or is otherwise removed, the President of the United States nominates his or her replacement. That person assumes the position of vice president after he or she has been confirmed by a majority vote by both houses of Congress.


What happens before congress can process an amendment to the constitution?

It's not clear what you mean by process. Congress has no veto power over an amendment once 3/4 of the states ratify it. Neither does the president nor the supreme court. Congress never votes on or ratifies an amendment in the process of making it law. Before an amendment goes to the states for consideration, the Senate tells the states whether they have to ratify via the state legislatures, or by way of state conventions. Amendments can originate in Congress, but they can also originate in the states themselves, without input from Congress other than the ratification process that the states must use. The 'States' origin of an amendment has never been used, and some say, perhaps with reason, that congress has stalled many legitimate attempts by the states to get the amendment process going. That would be unfortunate, and in my opinion, reason for the states to put serious legal pressure on congress. After all, congress would be motivated not to allow the states to mess with the system that keeps them all comfortably employed.