One criticism of the constitutional amendment process is that it is almost impossible to get proposed amendments out of Congress. In fact, Politico reports that University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato described Con... 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 » Government & Politics Law

The methods of formal amendment are ways that article V of the Constitution stipulates that the Constitution of the United States can be amended. Either a proposed amendment must pass both the House of Representatives an... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was sent to the states for ratification by the first U.S. Congress along with the nine other amendments that constitute what is known as the Bill of Rights. Ratified by the n... More »

An informal amendment process is used to refer to a method of changing the content of the U.S. Constitution in a way that isn't explicitly stated in the Constitution. While the Constitution itself outlines two specific w... More »

As of December 2014, only 27 constitutional amendments exist, though many different versions of a 28th Amendment have been suggested. At different times, overwhelming majorities in several states have passed their own ve... More »

The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution was written by Congress at large, not by an individual author. It was proposed on August 27, 1962 and ratified on January 23, 1964. More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution