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 »

A flexible constitution is one that is easily influenced by change and is readily amended by general legislation. The United States has a flexible constitution because it contains amendments and has a set process by whic... More »

The first draft of the U.S. Constitution was written by a Committee of Detail consisting of John Rutledge, Edmund Randolph, Nathaniel Gorham, Oliver Ellsworth and James Wilson. A Committee of Style composed of William Sa... More »

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 »

Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two ways for the proposal of a constitutional amendment: a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers of the U.S. Congress or by a constitutional convention called for by two-th... More »

The 20th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States sets out the date in the year that the president terms run from, states the date that Congress should meet every year and explains what happens if there is no p... More »

Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on June 4, 1919, and it was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. This amendment gave American women the right to vote and capped years of efforts by suffragists who had campai... More »

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