Rights that make a difference


Official change, correction, or addition to a law or constitution.

Why are constitutional admendments neccesary?

When citizens gets frustrated with government sometimes pressure Congress to use the Constitution’s amendment process:Others are content to depend on the courts to measure the Constitution against social goals.


Ratified: Making something official.

Proposed: An idea or plan.

Content: Satisfied.

Famous Amendments

Thirteenth Amendment: Making slavery illegal.

Nineteenth Amendment: Guaranteed women the right to vote.

Process of Amending to the Constitution


Amendment is ratified by 3/4 of the states legislative.

Then.... ^^^^^^^^

Amendments are proposed in Congress on a regular basis. The vast majority of the proposals fail.

Proposed ^^^^^^^

Amendment is proposed by 2/3 vote of each house of Congress.