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How many states must approve an amendment to add it to the US Constitution?

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2005-10-07 03:06:17
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The first method is for a bill to pass both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives by a two-thirds majority in each. Once the bill has passed both houses, it goes on to the individual states for a vote. An amendment to the Constitution must be approved by three-fourths of the states. This is the route taken by all current amendments. Because of some long outstanding amendments, such as the 27th Amendment, which was proposed September 25, 1789 and not ratified until May 7, 1992, the U.S. Congress will normally put a time limit (typically seven years) for the bill to be approved as an amendment. The second method prescribed in the U.S. Constitution is for a Constitutional Convention to be called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the states, and for that convention to propose one or more amendments. These amendments are then sent to the states to be approved by three-fourths of the legislatures. This route has never been taken, and there is discussion in political science circles about how such a convention would be assembled and what kind of changes it would bring about. Source: www.USConstitution.net

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