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The Twenty-First Amendment, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment, is the only constitutional amendment to be ratified by state conventions (Vile, 1996, p. 318).


Vile, John R. (1996). Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

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21 amendment. It was thought that the temperance lobby would be beholden to or fearful of the powerful temperance lobby.

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How many Constitutional Conventions were held?

There has only been one Constitution Convention in US history, held in 1787. Article V of the Constitution provides that a convention can be held whenever two-thirds of the state legislatures call for one, but this hasn't happened since the Constitution was ratified.

What amendment gives slaves freedom?

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1865, abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States. This amendment granted freedom to slaves and laid the foundation for the end of one of the most oppressive institutions in American history.

When was freedom of religion instituted?

In the United States, with the first amendment to the Constitution. The Constitution was ratified in 1791. Freedom of religion has happened throughout history by various cultures.

How can the US Constitution be changed through amendments?

By Amendment.The US Constitution is the document by which the People of the US distribute powers among the federal government and the states. The People ratified it, and the People alone can modify it.Amendments can be proposed by Congress, and then the proposals are submitted to the states for ratification. Three quarters of the states must ratify a proposed amendment in order for it to become part of the Constitution. There is NO veto by any individual or group, including congress, the president and the supreme court.Less familiar to most is the fact that the amendment process can be initiated by the states themselves, without input or control from the government. The one restriction is that congress then tells the states that ratification will be determined either through state legislatures, or through special conventions in each state. This method is part of the original Constitution but has not yet been invoked in our history.

What issue does article V issue in the constitution?

Article V of the US Constitution contains a most unusual option; unusual because it has never been used in the history of the country. Why? Because Congress refuses to obey this provision, which says that Congress "shall" convene a convention of state delegates with the power to propose amendments to the Constitution. The one and only explicit requirement has long been satisfied. Much more than 2/3 of the states have asked for a convention. In fact, over 750 applications from all 50 states have been submitted; they can be examine on the website of Friends of the Article V Convention at

People who are once elected by state legislatures?

Early in the history of the United States, US Senators were elected by their state legislatures. This was seen as one of the important differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives. This method of election appeared in Article 1, Section 3 of the US Constitution. Direct election of US Senators became the norm in all states during the 20th century with the passage of the 17th amendment in 1913.

In addition to the formal amendment process what are four ways the constitution can be informally ammended?

What is the informal amending process to the Constitution?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.

What historical event led to the 5th amendment in the Constitution?

A whole series of amendments was introduced in the House of Representatives by James Madison on June 8, 1789, including what, after editing, were eventually passed and ratified as the first ten amendments (or "Bill of Rights") to the Constitution. Most of their provisions, including the substance of the fifth amendment, were based on amendments that had been requested by various state conventions when they ratified the Constitution (over the previous two years). Similar provisions were also already found in a number of state constitutions. The specific provisions of the fifth amendment seem to be based on a request from Virginia. But, in fact, many of the rights spoken of in the Bill of Rights had a LONG history in Britain. A form of the "due process" clause of the fifth amendment may be found as early as the Magna Carta (1215).