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Q: How long has it taken the 27th amendment to be ratified?
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Amendments to the constitution can be proposed in -----ways and ratified in ---- ways?

Amendment 1 can be proposed by having the freedom to write, so a man can write what he wants as long as it doesn't disagree with the constitution. Another way is that a man can speak freely as long as he doesn't talk bad against the constitution.

Explain why the amendment process is so difficult?

The amendment process is very difficult and time consuming: A proposed amendment must be passed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress, then ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

How many states must approve an amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution?

Three-quarters (at least 38 of 50) of the states must ratify an amendment before it can be added to the Constitution.There are two methods of amending the US Constitution outlined in Under Article V: If two-thirds of the state legislatures call for a convention (or apply to Congress to call a convention), they may propose an amendment that must be ratified by at least three-quarters of the states to be adopted. This method has been used only once, in 1787.The second, more common, means of amending the Constitution allows Congress to propose an amendment which must then pass a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and two-thirds of the House of Representatives, followed by ratification of at least three-quarters of the states.

What amendment changed the way the Electoral College votes for president and vice president to separate ballots?

Short Answer: The Twelfth Amendment. Long Answer: In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr ran for president. It was implied in the Democratic-Republican party that Jefferson was to be president and Burr to be vice president. Each Democratic-Republican elector cast both votes for these men - one for Jefferson and one for Burr. This situation resulted in a tie between the men for presidency. After much dispute, Jefferson was given the presidency. The Twelfth Amendment, ratified in 1804, called for separate elections for each office (president, vice president, etc.).

Which branch of the Federal Government plays the largest role in the formal amendment process?

It is the Legislative Branch. The first method is for a bill to pass both houses of the legislature, by a two-thirds majority in each. Once the bill has passed both houses, it goes on to the states. This is the route taken by all current amendments. Because of some long outstanding amendments, such as the 27th, Congress will normally put a time limit (typically seven years) for the bill to be approved as an amendment (for example, see the 21st and 22nd). The second method prescribed is for a Constitutional Convention to be called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the States, and for that Convention to propose one or more amendments. These amendments are then sent to the states to be approved by three-fourths of the legislatures or conventions. This route has never been taken, and there is discussion in political science circles about just how such a convention would be convened, and what kind of changes it would bring about. Regardless of which of the two proposal routes is taken, the amendment must be ratified, or approved, by three-fourths of states. There are two ways to do this, too. The text of the amendment may specify whether the bill must be passed by the state legislatures or by a state convention. See the Ratification Convention Page for a discussion of the make up of a convention. Amendments are sent to the legislatures of the states by default. Only one amendment, the 21st, specified a convention. In any case, passage by the legislature or convention is by simple majority. The Constitution, then, spells out four paths for an amendment: * Proposal by convention of states, ratification by state conventions (never used) * Proposal by convention of states, ratification by state legislatures (never used) * Proposal by Congress, ratification by state conventions (used once) * Proposal by Congress, ratification by state legislatures (used all other times)

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It took seven years for the second amendment to be ratified.

How long did it take before the 27th amendment was ratified?

It was part of the original Bill of Rights, submitted to the states on September 25 1789. It wasn't ratified until May 7 1992 with the vote of Michigan.

What are the dates each amendment was ratified?

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How long did it take for the Thirteenth Amendment to be ratified by state legislatures after it was passed by Congress?

Congress proposed the 15th Amendment on February 26, 1869. Tennessee ratified it on April 2, 1997, after having rejected it on November 16, 1869, a duration of 46,786 days, or 128 years, 1 month, 7 days.

How long after the 13th amendment was Lincoln killed?

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated about four months after the 13th Amendment was passed. The amendment was ratified by Congress on January 31, 1865, and President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865.

How long has America's gun laws been in place?

The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the government from infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, was ratified on December 15, 1791.

What were the long term effects of the 13th amendment?

the 13th amendment freed the slaves for all the country in the south and it was ratified in Dec,6 1865.

Amendment that freed slaves?

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution outlawed and abolished slavery in the United States. It was ratified on December 6, 1865.

How long ago was slavery legal in US?

Slavery was legal in the US until the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, following the Civil War.

How long until January the 27th?

January 27 is the 27th day of the year and 34 days after Christmas.