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How does the formal amendment process reflect federalism?
How does the amendment process reflect federalism?
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How does the formal amendment process illustrate federalism?
How is federalism represented in the formal amendment process?
Why does the formal amendment process reflect federalism?
The formal amendment process, to the Constitution, requires a supermajority vote in the Senate, and consent (agreement) by three fourths of the states. This process involves most of the U.S., and is, therefore, a federal process. No state, acting alone can change or amend the Constitution (and, therefore, 'states rights' do not apply here).