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 Constitution outlines the national framework of government with its three branches: executive, judiciary and legislative. It describes the qualifications, responsibilities and powers of the president, members of Cong... 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 » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

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 »