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Why did the framers of the constitution create a mechanism for amending the constitution but then make it very difficult to actually make any changes?

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October 06, 2014 8:40PM

The Framers didn't want the Constitution being changed on a regular basis for any other reason aside from one of the utmost importance. As a result, while there is an involved process, with mandatory approval required from the different houses of Congress, amending the Constitution is possible if needed.