Definition and Examples of an Amendment
An amendment is an official change, correction, or addition to a law or constitution. As an example of an amendment, the Thirteenth Amendment made slavery illegal. Also, The Nineteenth Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote.
An amendment can be proposed by congress with a two - thirds majority vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate or by the Constitutional Convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. The amendment is ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention.
The amendments of the constitution is proposed either by Constitutional Convention or by Congress although none of the 27 amendments have ever been proposed by the Constitutional Convention. This smore has included videos and other graphics to show the process of the amendments.