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Q: Which two states had the closest vote on ratification?
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What must be done for the constitution to be law an article that process was called?

9 out of 13 states had to approve or ratify. The process was called ratification

How can congress propose an amendment?

Congress can propose an amendment through the following methods: Two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, followed by ratification by three-fourths of the state legislatures. Two-thirds majority vote in both the House and the Senate, followed by ratification through conventions held in three-fourths of the states. Either of these methods must be used to propose an amendment, which then goes through the ratification process.

What portion of the state must approve a constitutional amendment in order to ratify it?

Article V of the US Constitution states that by a vote of two thirds of both houses of Congress an amendment may be proposed to the states for ratification.

On what two states did the success or failure ratification depend?

Virginia and Massachusetts

What government institution may vote on constitutional amendments?

In the US, the legislative branch (Congress) typically votes with a two-thirds majority in both houses to send a proposed constitutional amendment to the states for ratification.

Two states did the success or failure of ratification depend?

Virginia and New York

What two states were not part of the nine to legally ratify the constitution but were sought for ratification in order to ensure a strong backing of the constitution?

The two states sought to ensure strong backing for ratification of The Constitution of the United States were Delaware and Pennsylvania. These were the first two states to sign.

What are the two steps that have to happen for an amendment to take place?

In order for an amendment to be proposed it must obtain either a positive 2/3 vote in both chambers of Congress, or a national convention must be called at the request of 2/3 of the states. The proposed amendment needs to then receive a vote by the legislatures of 3/4 of the states or a convention needs to be called in the states and the amendment must get a 3/4 vote from them in order for it to be ratified.

Is ratification of constitutional amendment by convention in three-fourths of the states the most common method of ratification?

Every Amendment to the U. S. Constitution to date has been proposed by the method of two thirds of each house of Congress approving the proposal before it goes to the states for ratification. Also, two-thirds of the states can hold conventions to propose amendments

How is the constitutional amended?

Article V of the Constitution provides two methods to propose amendments and two methods for ratification. Constitutional amendment proposals in method one are by joint resolution of the Congress with a 2/3 vote in each house. (This is the only method that has been used.) Method two is by way of petitions to Congress by 2/3 of the states to conduct a convention for proposing amendments, and then holding such a convention. (An Article V convention has never been held). Amendments proposed by either the congressional method or the convention method are then submitted to the states for ratification. There are two possible methods here as well. Ratification can be done by way of the votes of the state legislatures or by specially elected delegates to state ratification conventions. In either case, ratification requires the votes of 3/4 of the states. The convention method was used in the case of the 21st Amendment (repeal of prohibition).

On what two states did the success or failure of ratification depend?

Virginia and New York, dude.

What are the two states closest to South Dakota?

There are 6 states touching South Dakota. None of them are closest. The states are:North DakotaMinnesotaIowaNebraskaWyomingMontana