A constitutional amendment is proposed by Congress with the House of Representatives and Senate supporting the motion with a two-thirds majority vote. It is also proposed by a constitutional convention of two-thirds of t... More »

The Amendments to the Constitution are important because they outline the freedoms given to the American people. Some amendments include the right to keep and bear arms and the right to free speech. More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The Constitutional Amendments numbered 11 through 27 are the true amendments to the Constitution, since the attachment of the first 10 amendments (known as the Bill of Rights) was necessary to secure its ratification. Th... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution
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