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As of July 2014 the United States Constitution has been amended 27 times. The most recent is XXVII ratified in 1992.

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What changes have been made to the constitution?

the changes are called amendments and the Bill of Rights, if you look that up you should find what those changes are


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The number of amendments in the constitution?

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Number of amendments added to the Illinois constitution?

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The number of amendments added to the constitution by the end of 1791 was what?

10


What was the number of amendments added to the constitution by the end of 1791 was?

10


What amendments were changed?

Amendments are changes to the Constitution. The only amendment taken back later was number 18, which was rewritten on number 21.


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There are 27 Amendments, the greatest number of that group.


What was the Number of amendments the US congress added to the constitution in 1791 was?

I think it was 10.