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 »

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 amendment process refers to the means by which those with the authority can change the Constitution of the United States. Article V of the U.S Constitution grants the right to amend the document to accommodate differ... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

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 » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution