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U.S. Const., Art. V:

"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."

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The amendment process requires involvement by both houses of Congress and the state legislatures. There are methods in place for either of these bodies to initiate the amendment process.

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What are the two branches that are not involved in the amendment process?

The Executive and the Judicial branches are not involved in the constitutional amendment process.The Constitution only requires Congress and the States to take part.

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