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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 »

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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 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 »

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Important amendments to the U.S. Constitution are the First, Second, Fourth, 19th and 23rd Amendments. These amendments cover issues including the right to religious freedom and worship, the right to bear arms, search an... More »

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Most of the 27 amendments to the Constitution either provide a unique benefit to or guarantee a right of the American people. For example, the First Amendment guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, to petition the g... More »

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The three main parts of the U.S. Constitution are the Preamble, the Articles (numbering seven) and the Amendments (numbering 27). The Constitution was drafted by the Founding Fathers in 1787 at the Constitutional Convent... More »

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The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America is part of the Bill of Rights, a document that enumerates freedoms given to all Americans. The amendment was ratified Dec. 15, 1791, and it guarante... More »

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