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Can the US Constitution be changed?


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2017-12-18 12:53:26
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Yes. The US Constitution has been changed 27 times through amendments. That is the purpose of the amendments. And of course its meaning can be changed by the courts who have decided it is a "living document". It is changed by having 2/3 of the house and senate agree to the change, and then 3/4 of the states through a 2/3 majority have to rattify it. Yes, it may be amended. Amendments may be proposed by Congress by a two thirds majority in both houses. Proposed amendments become part of the Constitution when they are ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the States (38 of the 50 States).
It can be amended and has been several times. An amendment effectively changes the constitution. yes this change is called an amendment. Yes, the Constitution can be changed by amendment. Amendments are either proposed by Congress and then passed by the legislatures of 3/4s of the states, or they can be proposed and passed by 3/4s of the state legislatures directly. The third way the constitution can be "changed" is through interpretation by the Supreme Court. Some would argue that this does not constitute a change, only an interpretation of original intent, while others would argue that some of the interpretations of the Supreme Court in the past are far removed from the original intent of the framers. Yes, The constitution can be changed. This change is called an amendment



You can't change what is already written, but you can add amendments or change how it is interpreted.

To add to the above, the US Constitution has been successfully amended 27 times since its inception, with a few additional amendments currently pending congressional approval. The first 10 amendments, enacted in 1791, are usually known as The Bill of Rights.

By comparison, the Canadian Constitution is a bit stodgy, with only 10 amendments made, all since 1982!, and lots of argument and debate among the provinces, leading to nothing.

In any case, yes, constitutions can be changed, especially through amendments, though the process is often slow. A proposed amendment often takes two years or more to enact, and usually requires approval of more than one level of government.


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It can be changed by the three ideas of Flexibility: The Elastic Clause, The Amendment Process, and Judicial Interpretation.

When the constitution is changed it is called an amendment.

rigid constitution are those constitution that can not be changed why FLEXIBLE constitution are constitution that can be changed through a process of amendment

i would have not changed the constitution in 1787.

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The constitution has been changed through Informal Amendments meaning the constitution was changed without changing its written words.

In the 210+ years of the United States the constitution has been amended 27 times.

According to the US Constitution itself, the United States Supreme Court is the final interpreter of the Constitution. The Court's decisions are final and are seldom changed.

For 38 of the 50 states to ratify the amendment in their state legislatures. the day that happens the Constitution is changed - Congress is not consulted.

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The Constitution can be changed if Congress passed Amendments.

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