How many amendments have been proposed by Congress but not ratified?

Amendments proposed but not ratified

Since the Constitution was adopted, there have been 27 amendments added and 6 which have NOT been ratified. The following have been offered by Congress but not ratified by the states:
  • 1789 - Re-apportionment. Still open for ratification. [Defines a number limit of constituents for Representatives, i.e., 30,000; 40,000; 50,000; etc. This would allow an unlimited number of seats in the House. -- Instead of re-apportionment, the House would just add members as the population increases.]
  • 1800 - Titles of Nobility. Still open. [If anyone accepts a title, i.e., King, Duke, Baron, Earl, etc., citizenship is forfeited. This proposal was printed by the government as part of the Constitution (as though it had been ratified) from the time it was proposed until about 1850 when the error was discovered. It has not been ratified.]
  • 1861 - Guaranteeing the federal govt will not interfere with slavery in the states. Still open [but moot, since Amendment XIII outlawed slavery in 1865]
  • 1924 - Child Labor. Still open. [Gives Congress the power to regulate child labor.]
  • 1972 - "Equal Rights Amendment" (ERA). Expired after one extension. Here is the whole proposal:
"Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
  • 1978 - District of Columbia - Same Vote in Congress (House & Senate) as the States. Expired after 7 years.