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There are only two groups that can propose an amendment to the US Constitution. These groups include the state legislatures and congress.

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Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) and the States

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a two-thirds vote of both houses of congress or a national convention

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The Senate, The House of Representatives, and the States.

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What are the amendment to the constitution?

Changes to the Constitution Changes or additions made to the original document are called amendments. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution of The United States is the primary set of laws that govern the U.S. and any other laws passed by congress or the states or any other governing body are subordinate to it and can not violate the contents of the constitution. No law could be passed that contradicts any part of the constitution and the Supreme Court has the authority to declare a law as contrary to the constitution (unconstitutional), invalid and unenforceable. A group called the Anti-federalists objected to the constitution as it was originally written. They felt that it gave the federal government to much power and could lead to abuse of that power. Before the Constitution could be ratified and accepted as law, a group of laws to address this issue were submitted to be included as part of the constitution. Rather than actually modify the constitution, ten of these laws were accepted as amendments to the constitution. These first ten amendments are now known as the Bill of Rights. Since than, whenever a new law was needed that did not conform to the constitution, it had to be submitted as an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. Although a proposed law goes into effect by being passed by both houses of congress and than by the President, an amendment needs a more involved procedure. A constitutional amendment can be proposed by a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It can also be proposed by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures, although this has not yet occurred. It than has to be ratified by 3/4 of the states by having the state legislatures approve it or by state ratifying (constitutional) conventions approving it. Congress decides whether it is done by the legislatures or conventions. Once three fourths of the states have ratified the amendment, it becomes part of the constitution.


What does it mean to amend the constitution?

Amendments are additions or clarifications. When a constitutional amendment is accepted and enacted, it effectively adds its contents to the constitution, or clarifies points set forth in either the constitution or another amendment. In the Constitution of the United States of America, numerous amendments have been accepted, some shortly after the document was drafted. Effectively, the Constitution served as the foundation, the framework for the ideals of the government. Amendments were proposed, and some added, to expand upon the Constitution's intent. The first ten constitutional amendments, collectively called the Bill of Rights, was completed roughly a decade after the Constituton was adopted. Amendments can be removed. The 18th Amendment was ratified in 1919, and banned alcohol in the United States. This period, called Prohibition, ended in 1933 when the 21st Amendment was passed. The sole purpose of the 21st Amendment was to repeal the 18th Amendment. In summary: to amend any document, constitutions included, means to modify, add, or clarify the document.


Which person was not involved in the development of the US Constitution?

Jefferson. He was in France.


Why did many thoughtful Americans opposed the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution?

Some thought the Bill of Rights was not needed because the rights involved were implied in the Constitution as written. However, by and large the Bill of Rights was not opposed by "many thoughtful Americans" as ten of the twelve proposed amendments making up the Bill were adopted within a very few years of being proposed.


Who is involved in the amendment process?

An amendment to the Constitution of the US can be made in two ways. A proposal by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures. Proposed amendments must be ratified (approved) by three-fourths of the states.

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How has the constitution been amended to expand the amount of people who are involved in government and how has the constitution been reinterpreted to expand the rights of the people?

The Constitution has been amended by adding the Bill of Rights (amendments 1-10) and adding amendments 11-27.


Who was the man who actually wrote most of the Constitution He is also called the Father of the Constitution and wrote the Virginia Plan?

James Madison took all of the notes for the constitutional convention and is called the "Father of the Constitution" because of it, but 55 men were involved in the writing of the laws, articles, and amendments of the constitution itself, so no one man wrote it. Madison was also involved in the Virginia Plan, but again he didn't "write" it himself.


What amendments are involved in the Snyder V Phelps case?

First amendment


How does informal amendments differ from formal amendments?

the constitution, as you read ,is a comparatively short document.much of it is devoted to matters of principle and the basic organization,structure, and process.most of its sections are brief, even skeletal in nature.for this reason,the real key to constitutional change and development lies in the process of informal amendment.informal amendment is the process by which over time many changes have been made in the constitution which have not involved any changes in its written words.to understand the constitution and the process of constitutional change you must understand the key point:there is much in the constitution that cannot be seen with the naked eye. the informal amendments are the result of the day-to-day,year-to-year experiences of government under the constitution.ECT.......


What are the amendment to the constitution?

Changes to the Constitution Changes or additions made to the original document are called amendments. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution of The United States is the primary set of laws that govern the U.S. and any other laws passed by congress or the states or any other governing body are subordinate to it and can not violate the contents of the constitution. No law could be passed that contradicts any part of the constitution and the Supreme Court has the authority to declare a law as contrary to the constitution (unconstitutional), invalid and unenforceable. A group called the Anti-federalists objected to the constitution as it was originally written. They felt that it gave the federal government to much power and could lead to abuse of that power. Before the Constitution could be ratified and accepted as law, a group of laws to address this issue were submitted to be included as part of the constitution. Rather than actually modify the constitution, ten of these laws were accepted as amendments to the constitution. These first ten amendments are now known as the Bill of Rights. Since than, whenever a new law was needed that did not conform to the constitution, it had to be submitted as an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. Although a proposed law goes into effect by being passed by both houses of congress and than by the President, an amendment needs a more involved procedure. A constitutional amendment can be proposed by a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It can also be proposed by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures, although this has not yet occurred. It than has to be ratified by 3/4 of the states by having the state legislatures approve it or by state ratifying (constitutional) conventions approving it. Congress decides whether it is done by the legislatures or conventions. Once three fourths of the states have ratified the amendment, it becomes part of the constitution.


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.


Who were involved with the constitution?

13 colonies


What does it mean to amend the constitution?

Amendments are additions or clarifications. When a constitutional amendment is accepted and enacted, it effectively adds its contents to the constitution, or clarifies points set forth in either the constitution or another amendment. In the Constitution of the United States of America, numerous amendments have been accepted, some shortly after the document was drafted. Effectively, the Constitution served as the foundation, the framework for the ideals of the government. Amendments were proposed, and some added, to expand upon the Constitution's intent. The first ten constitutional amendments, collectively called the Bill of Rights, was completed roughly a decade after the Constituton was adopted. Amendments can be removed. The 18th Amendment was ratified in 1919, and banned alcohol in the United States. This period, called Prohibition, ended in 1933 when the 21st Amendment was passed. The sole purpose of the 21st Amendment was to repeal the 18th Amendment. In summary: to amend any document, constitutions included, means to modify, add, or clarify the document.


Who is not involved in the Kyoto Protocol?

The United States is not involved in the Kyoto Protocol. They signed the agreement in 1998 but later withdrew in 2001 without ratifying it. Despite this, many other countries continue to be part of the Kyoto Protocol.


Which group was most involved in getting the equal rights amendments passed?

National organization of women


What are three subtopics on the Constitution?

PreambleAmendmentsBill of RightsPreamble - a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.Amendments - an article added to the US Constitution.Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship


Why United States involved in the world war 1?

The zimmerman note was sent from Germany to Mexico proposing a military alliance against the United States