The Swag of Our Constitution
What are the amendments?
An amendment to the Constitution is an improvement, a correction or a revision to the original content approved in 1788.
Article V of the Constitution prescribes how an amendment can become a part of the Constitution. In our government, Congress and the states have the power to amend the Constitution. First, two-thirds of the House and Senate approve of the proposal and send it to the states for a vote. Three fourths of the states must also approve of the proposed Amendment for it to go into action.