Constitution outlines the steps how an amendment can be proposed. Amendments can be proposed either through Congress or through a Constitutional Convention. Regardless of how an amendment is proposed, the final and most important step is ratification. The two methods of ratification are the three-fourths of the state legislatures and three-fourths of the states in convention (Mount, 2006). The most common method of ratification is the three-fourths vote of the state legislatures.
Eventually, it was decided that this agreement had to be revised to suit the needs of the nation as a whole. In May 1787, delegates from the 13 states met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. However, in course of convention all the delegation members came to a mutual conclusion that rewriting the entire Constitution was better than revising the existing Articles of the Confederation. The US Constitution The US Constitution, which is considered to be the supreme law in the United States of America today, is an agreement which provides the guidelines for the organization of the United States government, i.e. the federal government, and its relationship with various states and citizens of the country.
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The first way is if two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate vote in favor of said amendment. All of the twenty-seven existing amendments have been proposed this way. (Sidlow & Henschen, 2012) The second way and amendment can be proposed is if two-thirds of state legislators call for a national amendment convention. In this case congress is required to call for such a convention,
There have only been twenty seven amendments to our constitution to up to the present. As Larry J. Sabato discusses the changes that should’ve been made to the constitution, we learn about a new perspective on the document that our country is based on. What if a few things were changed or revised? Would that benefit our country and help it prosper? Or is the constitution successful the way it is?
With this power in our political system nothing new ever gets a chance to be implemented into our lives. I mean I agree with Congress that such a big project would certainly be beneficial to the economy and open up a huge amount of job opportunities. The opposers believe that the issue will hurt the environment and this to them is too big of a risk to take. Well I’ve heard Obama state before we need to bring more jobs to our country at home, well wouldn’t this be a perfect chance at doing that? There are two branches of government here battling back and forth between the pros and cons of the proposed new project, but in my opinion the President is wrong and the pro’s certainly outweigh the
When you get before them and explain what real immigration reform means, they have a very different position," he said. Still, most conservatives remain opposed on principle to any reform that would provide what they see as amnesty for people who entered the country illegally. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, says his party is right to insist on legalization, as well as a pathway to citizenship. “We need to bring the 11 million undocumented workers that are currently in this country out of the shadows; make them productive players in the U.S. economy," he
Why should he get another chance? I don’t see how the election is so close in the polls. I don’t understand how anyone would vote for him again. Even Vice President Biden said, “The middle class has been buried for the last four years.” Yes! It has, and you’ve been in office for the last four years.
Because lets face it, back then we were a new country a lot of people had no brains in politics and would just vote on somebody based on no prier knowledge of the candidate. So they were the ones to come up with voting for electors and having them choose the President and Vice President. This is just a way to make sure our public is not voting with no knowledge of politics. The popular vote has only been overturned by the electoral votes four times in this countries history, 1824 1876, 1888, and now the election of 2000 is part of