Amendments

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.

A Historical Amendment

One of the most historical amendments would be the 19th amendment. This amendment granted women the right to vote in their country, just like any other man. The amendment was introduced to Congress in 1878. Women suffragettes used many strategies, both peaceful and violent, to have this amendment ratified on August 18, 1920.
The amendment song!