How to Amend the U.S. Constitution

How to Amend the U.S. Constitution

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How to Amend the U.S. Constitution. In the United States, there is a specific
procedure for making changes to its founding legal document, the Constitution. You will need An amendment Two-thirds approval
in both the U.S. House and Senate and 3/4 of all 50 states in agreement. Step 1. Get elected to Congress or to a state legislature. The U.S. Congress or the state legislatures
must vote in order to propose a constitutional amendment. Your best bet is Congress. Even though the state legislature option is
articulated in Article V of the Constitution, it has never been used. Step 2. Get the amendment through committee, otherwise
known as the behind-the-scenes legislative wrangling that occurs before an amendment
is ever presented to the full Congress. Step 3. Win a two-thirds majority in both the House
and Senate in favor of your amendment. Step 4. From Congress, the amendment is sent to the
National Archivist who, with help from the Federal Register, will print and send a copy
of the legislation to all 50 governors. They, in turn, pass them on to the state legislatures
for a vote. Step 5. Win approval from three-quarters of the states,
and you have successfully amended the U.S. Constitution. Did you know The 18th Amendment prohibited
the sale or manufacture of alcohol. Fourteen years later, the 21st Amendment repealed
the 18th.

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