Frequently proposed ideas for a 28th Constitutional amendment include excluding corporations or financial funds from freedom-of-speech protections, requiring legislatures to balance budgets after a deficit, and defining ... More »

There are two different versions of a 28th amendment circulating on the Internet. The most popular, although fake, version purports to subject members of congress to the same requirements for retirement as regular citize... More »

As of 2014, there are only 27 amendments successfully ratified to the U.S. Constitution. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were submitted in 1789 and ratified in 1791. The last amendment to the Consti... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution extends citizenship and legal rights to all people, including former slaves. It also restricts political or military authority figures allied with the Confederacy from running ... More »

The Second Amendment of the Constitution stipulates that the rights of people of the United States to possess and bear arms "shall not be infringed." Multiple interpretations of the amendment have prompted controversy ov... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Blue Dog Coalition both maintain that a balanced budget amendment eliminates the deficit within the fiscal year, forces Congress to allocate funds on current revenues and prevents... More »

The Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution affirms that people have general rights that the government cannot take away; the amendment doesn't specifically name any of these rights. Some examples of modern issues that ... More »