A formal revision or addition proposed or made to the US Constitution. Article V of the Constitution details how amendments are made; there are several methods to propose an amendment, ratification requires the approval of 3/4ths of the states. There are 27 amendments to the Constitution.
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A change to the U.S. Constitution. A constitutional amendment usually starts as a joint resolution in Congress. To take effect, an amendment must be passed by a two-thirds vote of both the House and the Senate, and then get approval from three-quarters of state legislatures.
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August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm