What can be determined regarding the amendment process?
Congress must call a convention for proposing amendments upon application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states (i.e., 34 of 50 states). Amendments proposed by Congress or convention become valid only when ratified by the legislatures of, or conventions in, three-fourths of the states (i.e., 38 of 50 states).
What is the most common way to pass an amendment?
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.
When writing the constitution why did the founding fathers most likely allow for an amendment process?
When writing the constitution, why did the Founding Fathers most likely allow for an amendment process? They feared future leaders would void the entire document, so they allowed parts to be changed. They believed if they did not allow amendments to be made, other countries would become more powerful.
What method has been used for all but one amendment?
Amendments ratified by the states under either procedure are indistinguishable and have equal validity as part of the Constitution. Of the 33 amendments submitted to the states for ratification, the state convention method has been used for only one, the Twenty-first Amendment.
Which of the amendment methods has never been used?
The constitutional convention method has never been used to propose an amendment. The second stage in the amendment process is ratification. For a proposed amendment to be ratified, it must be approved by legislatures in three-fourths of the states or by special ratifying conventions in three-fourths of the states.
How can I remember the 10 amendments?
Terms in this set (10)
- AMENDMENT ONE – sticky bun. On the way to CHURCH, you grab a sticky bun.
- AMENDMENT TWO – big shoe.
- AMENDMENT THREE – house key.
- AMENDMENT FOUR – front door.
- AMENDMENT FIVE – bee hive.
- AMENDMENT SIX – bricks and cake mix.
- AMENDMENT SEVEN – heaven.
- AMENDMENT EIGHT – fishing bait.