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Article V deals with the amendment process regarding the Constitution, or how to make changes in our form of government. The article prescribes two methods of proposal, by Congress and by convention, for a proposed amendment. Either way proposed, the amendment-proposal must be ratified before becoming part of our Constitution. This can be either through state legislatures or state ratification conventions. Article V also mandates that it requires two thirds of Congress to propose an amendment and demands that ratification be done by three fourths vote. The upshot of this means that unless a proposed amendment has wide public support it will not become part of the Constitution. These high numeric numbers explain why radical elements would never succeed in passing unpopular amendments as many allege.

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