The United States Constitution may be amended either by a two-thirds vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by subsequent state level ratification or by a Convention called for by two-thirds of stat... More »

The U.S. Constitution can be amended in two ways. Either Congress approves the amendment by a two-thirds majority vote, or a Constitutional convention is called for by a two-thirds vote of the state legislatures. The ame... More »

The main purpose of the U.S. Constitution is to establish the basic rights of all American citizens and provide direction on how the government should work. The Constitution also provides the framework for law and order ... More »

The Constitution can be amended if two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate vote for the amendment and three-fourths of the state legislatures ratify it. The Constitution can also be amended if two-third... More »

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The Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention ended the debate over congressional representation by establishing a two-branch legislature with each state represented equally in the Senate, and proportionately by ... More »

The United States Constitution, which Congress created and signed in its final draft form on September 17, 1787, obtained the required nine-state approval for ratification 9 months later when New Hampshire became the nin... More »

The Constitution is difficult to amend because it requires a supermajority of either members of Congress or a supermajority of state legislatures to propose a new amendment for ratification. Even after acquiring the requ... More »