13 Amendment Pros And Cons

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Salvador Corona
Dr. Bruce Wilson
25 January 2016
Word Count: 658
Amending the Constitution
The US Constitution is one of the oldest constitutions in the world. It is also one of the hardest to amend. This is because of the process and the people it has to go through. Since 1992 when the 27th Amendment was approved, there has not been another amendment ratified (“The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to Amend,” 2014). The difficulty of amending the constitution is set for a reason. The process of amending the constitution was made difficult to prevent amendments based on political impulses from being added to the US Constitution.
In order to amend the Constitution an amendment it has to be proposed by the Congress with a …show more content…

Amendments can be repealed even after they’ve been ratified. The 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol in the United States was repealed. It was repealed by the 21st Amendment 13 years later after it was established. Thousands of amendments have been proposed but only 33 of those have received the required supermajority to be submitted to the states for ratification (“Constitutional Amendment Process,” 2010). Of those 33 six have been ratified. These six include amendments that would have granted the District of Columbia full representation in Congress, grant equal rights for men and women and allow Congress to regulate and prohibit child …show more content…

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