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On what condition did Virginia finally agree to ratify the US Constitution?

When the Bill of Rights were amended into the constitution

What was the last amendment written?

The 27th amendment, which was finally ratified in 1992.

Which amendment took the longest to ratify?

The 27th Amendment, it took 202 years, 7 months and 12 days for the 27th amendment to be ratified. It was initially submitted to state legislatures for ratification on September 25, 1789 and was completed on May 7, 1992.

What was the final problem that finally brought prohibition to an end in 1932?

Prohibition ended with a constitutional amendment.

What is an example of an informal amendment to the US Constitution?

"Informal Amendment"Another way the Constitution's meaning is changed is often referred to as "informal amendment." This phrase is a misnomer, because there is no way to informally amend the Constitution, only the formal way. However, the meaning of the Constitution, or the interpretation, can change over time.There are two main ways that the interpretation of the Constitution changes, and hence its meaning. The first is simply that circumstances can change. One prime example is the extension of the vote. In the times of the Constitutional Convention, the vote was often granted only to monied land holders. Over time, this changed and the vote was extended to more and more groups. Finally, the vote was extended to all males, then all persons 21 and older, and then to all persons 18 and older. The informal status quo became law, a part of the Constitution, because that was the direction the culture was headed. Another example is the political process that has evolved in the United States: political parties, and their trappings (such as primaries and conventions) are not mentioned or contemplated in the Constitution, but they are fundamental to our political system.The second major way the meaning of the Constitution changes is through the judiciary. As the ultimate arbiter of how the Constitution is interpreted, the judiciary wields more actual power than the Constitution alludes to. For example, before the Privacy Cases, it was perfectly constitutional for a state to forbid married couples from using contraception; for a state to forbid blacks and whites to marry; to abolish abortion. Because of judicial changes in the interpretation of the Constitution, the nation's outlook on these issues changed.In neither of these cases was the Constitution changed. Rather, the way we looked at the Constitution changed, and these changes had a far-reaching effect. These changes in meaning are significant because they can happen by a simple judge's ruling and they are not a part of the Constitution and so they can be changed later.

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What finally abolished slavery in the US?

Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, December 1865.

What finally ended slavery?

It took four years of war and the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States to finally end slavery in America.

Which two states kept slavery until in was finally abolished by the thirteenth amendment to the constitution?

Kentucky & Delaware

On what condition did Virginia finally agree to ratify the US Constitution?

When the Bill of Rights were amended into the constitution

How was slavery finally resolved?

Slavery was finally resolved in the United States with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, following the end of the Civil War. This amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, formally ending the institution of slavery in the country.

What is the best amendment found in the constitution?

The 19th; represents when the white male society became more tolerant by finally allowing women to have rights.

Did Abraham Lincoln abolish slavery?

Yes. With the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, he abolished slavery (though only in the south in the beginning.) Lincoln was deceased and did not sign the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which finally freed Slaves in the Union North and the Confederate South.

What are the cons and pros of the tenth amendment?

Everyone agreed that the tenth amendment was good, but Congress ignored until they finally added it to the Bill of Rights of the UNited States Constitution.

How did the nineteenth amendment finally get passed?

36 of the 48 state legislatures had to ratify the amendment.

What was the last amendment written?

The 27th amendment, which was finally ratified in 1992.

What finally ended the slavery issue?

the 13th amendment

How did women in the US finally secure finally secure the right to vote?

Novanet The Nineteenth Amendment