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The second method, where a convention was called from the states.

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How many changes or amendments can be made to the constitution?

There are two basic methods to propose an amendment, and four ways to go about actually making the amendment a reality. One way is a proposal by congress, which is followed by ratification by state conventions. This method has only been used once.


Which method of amending the Constitution has been the most commonly used?

The most common method is Congress approving the new amendment with a 2/3rd majority. Once Congress approves the measure it is sent to the states to decide if they want the amendment. It will pass once 3/4th of the states approve the new amendment.


What is article 5 of constitution?

Article V of the Constitution explains the amendment process of the Constitution, that is, how the Constitution may be amended. There are two processes for proposing amendments, either by two-thirds vote in each house of Congress or by an Article V Convention. All amendments thus far to the Constitution have been by proposal of Congress. The reason a convention to propose amendments, or Article V Convention has never been called despite the 750 applications from all 50 states, is because Congress refuses to obey the Constitution and call the convention. The Constitution mandates that if two-thirds of the state legislatures (34) apply for a convention, Congress must call it. A convention can only propose amendments to the present Constitution and is not empowered to write or propose a new or replacement Constitution. Regardless of how an amendment is proposed it must be ratified in the states either by three fourths vote in the state legislatures or by three fourths vote in state ratifying conventions. The method of ratification is by choice of Congress but Congress has no power to withhold a proposed amendment or veto it once it has been ratified. Once an amendment is ratified, it becomes part of our present Constitution.


What did the twenty first amendment accomplish?

The twenty First Amendment accomplished the end of prohibition


What is the only way to change the Constitution?

The only way to change the US Constitution 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 h\goes on to the states.

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Which method of amending the constitution has been use for all but one of its formal amendments?

The method of formal amendment that has only been used once is by a proposition by Congress and ratification by conventions, called for that purpose, in 3/4 of the states. The only time it was used was for the 21st amendment of the Constitution.


Why it is easy to amend the constitution?

The amendments to the constitution have to be ratified by states. Another method, used just once, was that 2/3 of both houses of Congress have to ratify the amendment.


Once an amendment has been added to the constitution the amendment can?

play basketball


Has the us ever changed the constitution?

An amendment is a change to the constitution so no once they have been enacted they have not changed.


How many changes or amendments can be made to the constitution?

There are two basic methods to propose an amendment, and four ways to go about actually making the amendment a reality. One way is a proposal by congress, which is followed by ratification by state conventions. This method has only been used once.


Can amendments be removed from the constitution?

A total of 33 amendments have been made to the US constitution since approval of Constitution in March 4, 1789.A total of 27 amendments have been ratified and 6 are still pending ratification. The oldest un-ratified amendment dates back to September 25, 1789 which is still pending. Ratified amendments are permanent changes to constitution.


Which method of amending the Constitution has been the most commonly used?

The most common method is Congress approving the new amendment with a 2/3rd majority. Once Congress approves the measure it is sent to the states to decide if they want the amendment. It will pass once 3/4th of the states approve the new amendment.


How can changes to state constitutions be proposed?

Changes to the constitution are called amendments. there must be a two thirds vote to pass an amendment. once the amendment is passed through the legislative breanch, the executive branch can vote on changes that can be made to make it better. this means the the president does have a part in this. the judicial branches job is to make sure that the amendment is staying constitutional with the adding of these amendments.


How many article and amendment of Indian constitution letest news?

Currently Indian constitution have 444 articles and 12 schedules.


What section of the constitution is the writ of habeas corpus?

The original mention is in the Second Amendment, but it is also referred to once again in the 16th Amendment. See below link:


How can the constituion be changed?

There are 2 ways to change the U.S. Constitution.The first way is for two thrids of both houses of Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate) to propose a constitutional amendment. Once this happens, the proposed amendment is submitted to the states. The legislatures of 3/4 of the states must ratify the amendment. At this point, it becomes part of the constitution. The president has no official role in amendment the constitution (he doesn't have to sign the amendment for it to take effect, and can do nothing to defeat a constitutional amendment once it has passed). Of course, unofficially, presidents can use their political clout to influence public opinion one way or another, which can affect the chances of a constitutional amendment passing.The second method starts with the states, and was likely included to give states a check on overreaching federal power. The legislatures of the states apply to congress for a convention to propose amendments to the constitution. If 2/3 of the states make such applications, congress must call the convention. Once such a convention is called, and amendments are proposed, the amendment(s) must be ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the states. This method has never actually been used to amend the constitution, but Congress has proposed amendments in response to threats by states to call a convention, likely to retain some control over the amendment process.


How does an amendment become part of the constitution?

Once an amendment has been passed it gets added to the consitution. Which means this new amendment has to be followed by each and every citizen of that country. Who ever breaks the amendment may have severe punishments.