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 »

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 »

Examples of informal amendments to the United States Constitution are when rights were changed from land holders to all men, then to anyone age 21 or older and finally to anyone over the age of 18. An informal amendment ... More »

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 » Government & Politics Law

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution established equal voting rights for men and women. Prior to the 19th Amendment, most states prohibited women from voting in political elections, according to Scholasti... More » Government & Politics Law

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S., declares that states may not deny any person life, liberty or property without due process of ... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution