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Congress effects changes to the Constitution by proposing amendments that would have to be ratified by 3/4 of state legislatures or state conventions called for the purpose of ratification. Congress cannot make any Constitutional changes on its own.

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Congress can informally change the constitution by passing various laws. They can also do this by proposing amendments to various laws in the constitution.

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passing a basic legislation

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How many changes of the constitution were sent to congress?

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The US Congress has the power to propose changes, but they do not take effect unless three-fourths of the state legislatures ratify them.

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