New Amendments For The Us Constitution Essays

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There have been a handful of new amendments to the US Constitution since the founding fathers first prepared it. There has only been one amendment that has been repealed, out of all twenty-seven amendments. According to the US Senate website; “There are 27 amendments to the Constitution. Approximately 11,623 measures have been proposed to amend the Constitution from 1789 through December 16, 2014” (United States Senate, www.senate.gov). Even though it is difficult to make new amendments to the US Constitution, it can be done one of two ways. Just because you can add amendments, doesn’t mean that it will work, an example is the 18th amendment.
It is difficult to amend the US Constitution because it was intentionally made that way by our founding fathers. They made it difficult to help prevent politicians from making new amendments based solely on what they wanted and not what was the will of the people. The founding fathers wanted to give the US Constitution amend ability. That way the US Constitution can be changed so it can adjust and develop to fit new circumstances, that may arise. An example of that would be the 19th amendment; “The rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation” (U of MN Human Rights Library, www1.umn.edu). That amendment was added due to the changing of the times; women were…

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