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Asked in US Constitution
What are two ways a state can ratify an amendment to the Constitution?
It can ratify an amendment either by its legislature or by a special convention set up to ratify it. Congress decides which way it is to be when it proposes the amendment for ratification. See Article V of the US Constitution ...
Why were some states afraid to ratify the Constitution?
They did not wish to give up power to a federal authority. The most powerful states like New York and Virginia were the last to ratify the US Constitution for exactly this reason. ...
Who was responsible for presenting the idea for the three branches?
French philosopher Montesquieu came up with the idea for Checks and Balances in government, which influenced the idea for 3 equal branches of government in US Constitution. ...
Who came up with the idea of separation of powers and checks and balances?
Who came up with the idea of separation of powers and checks and balances
Asked in History of the United States
How many states are needed to make up the 34 majority that can ratify an amendment?
It currently requires 3/4ths or 38, not 34, states to ratify an amendment to the United States Constitution. ...