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Why did they make the amendment process complex and how long did it take?
it wouldn't be easy for the Americans to change; the process could take months, or even years to complete.
propose an amendment
It can be proposed by two thirds of both the House and the Senate, or by a national convention called by the Congress at the request of two thirds of the state legislatures.
propose an amendment
It may be approved by the legislatures of three fourths of the states. In the second method, and amendments may be approved by special conventions in three fourths of the states.
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution are known as...
The Bill of Rights.
The First Amendment allows us to...
Criticize a government official with out being arrested.
The government can limit freedom of speech if there is "a clear and present danger," such as a time in war.
one of the limits on the First Amendment
They reflect the colonists' experiences under British rule.
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th amendment.
The 5th through 8th amendment.
Deal with the rights of people accused of crimes.
The 9th and 10th amendment state
The 9th amendment makes clear that a citizen's rights are not limited to those listed in the Constitution. The 10th amendment reaffirmed the framers' plan to create a limited government.
The 19th and 26th amendment
Expanded voting rights
To give evidence against
Incriminate
Civil
Noncriminal
Amendment that abolished slavery
13th amendment
amendment that gave women rights to vote
Nineteenth Amendment
Amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
Twenty-sixth Amendment
Amendment that safeguards basic individual liberties
The First Amendment
Amendment that guaranteed citizenship to former slaves
14th Amendment
Amendment that guaranteed African American men the right to vote
15th Amendment