The Founding And The Constitution: Describe The Formal Amendment Process

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The Founding and the Constitution Describe the formal amendment process The Formal amendment process of the Constitution is broken down into two parts. The first part begins by proposing an amendment. Proposals are made by a representative in either the house or the senate. To pass an amendment you need to have two-thirds of the members in both houses voting. Another way to pass an amendment is by two-thirds of the state legislatures asking Congress for a convention to propose amendments. Through the process, the formal amendment process must occur in three-fourths of the state legislatures or a favorable vote of three-fourths of all of the states. The process looks this way because the Founders did not want the government to be able to

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