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Q: What Fraction of the states does it take to pass an amendment to the constitution?
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Was the 13 amendment freedom of speech?

No. The 13th Amendment was the Abolition of slavery in the United States. The 1st Amendment of the Constitution is that the Government shall pass no laws limiting the freedom of speech.

What ratio of states does it take to pass an amendment?

It takes a three-fourths ratio from the states to pass an amendment. Before an amendment goes to the states, it has to pass both house of legislature.

How can the 22nd amendment be changed?

No. To change the amendment would take another amendment to the Constitution. The Congress would have to introduce and pass the amendment, then three fourths of the States would have to accept the amendment before it would become ratified.

What fraction of the states must vote in favor of an amendment before it becomes part of the constitution?

If 2/3* of the members present at the time of of the vote in the House and Senate vote to propose the amendment, the amendment is passed to the States. At least 3/4 (38) of the States must then ratify the amendment. The States can ratify the amendment either through their legislature or by convention. * 67 votes in favor of the amendment is not required for passage unless all 100 Senators are there. If only 60 Senators are there at the time of the vote, 40 votes would satisfy the 2/3 requirement.

Why did congress pass the suffrage amendment?

To give equal voting rights to women. Congress did not enact that amendment or any other. The STATES amended the Constitution to allow female voting.

Why is it necessary to pass an amendment to remove an existing amendment?

An amendment becomes a part of the constitution. It's not just a law that can be repealed by passing another law, it's part of the constitution itself, and changing the constitution requires an amendment.

When did congress pass the 13 amendment?

The 13th amendment to the US Constitution was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states December 6, 1865. See the link below.

Where are all amendments of the constitution approved at?

Constitutional amendments must first pass both houses of congress, and they are then sent to the states to be ratified. To become a law, 3/4 of the states must agree to ratify an amendment. This is to make sure that amending the constitution is difficult and requires a lot of thought before it happens. So, to sum up, after a proposed amendment is approved by congress, it must then go to the individual states; if enough states vote to approve it, the amendment becomes a part of the constitution.

How did the passage of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution affect the states?

The 14th amendment requires equal protection of the laws. It is one of the "reconstruction amendments" passed after the civil war. It means that states cannot pass discriminatory laws.

Which US Constitution amendment abolishes slavery?

The 14th amendment gave every American equal rights.

How many states are needed to amend the Constitution?

The Amendment process is the formal way to change the Constitution. An amendment may be proposed by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures. Ratification of an amendment takes three-fourths of the states to approve.

What is the effect of the supremacy clause in the Constitution?

States cannot pass laws the contradict the Constitution