A formal amendment to the U.S. Constitution is one that goes through one of the processes outlined in Article V of the Constitution and adds to or changes the document's wording. In contrast, an informal amendment does n... More »

In the context of government and law, a formal amendment is "an addition or alteration made to a constitution, statute, or legislative bill or resolution," according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The U.S. Constitution ... More »

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Within the United States Constitution, the 14th amendment defines citizenship and its requirements. This amendment was penned in response to the abolition of slavery, with the goal of securing the rights of former slaves... More »

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An informal amendment to the United States Constitution is one that occurs through non-traditional processes such as "de facto" changes of law. These processes of amendment, which may be the result of either circumstanti... More »

According to the National Archives and Records Administration, there are five sections to the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment states requirements for due process, citizenship rights for the p... More »

Amendments to pre-existing contracts are often written in tight templates using precise legal wording that clearly states what aspects of the original contract are being modified and which ones are being upheld. Accordin... More »

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The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for the separate assignment of electors to the candidates for both the president and the vice president, as Wikipedia describes. According to the National Archives, th... More »