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The constitution has remained durable and viable because of the amendment process. We began with 10 amendments ( the Bill of Rights) and today we have 27. When changes are needed the process begins to change it by adding an amendment. This is not an easy process ( nor should it be) and it goes through a great deal of thinking before it is done., but because of it slaves were made citizens, women given the right to vote, and the voting age changed from 21 to 18.

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It has survived by adaptation to the times. This has occurred by amendment, and by judicial review, especially in the Supreme Court (whereby interpretation of the Constitution occurs via case law decisions).

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