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What is the amendment process?

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The amendment process refers to the means by which those with the authority can change the Constitution of the United States. Article V of the U.S Constitution grants the right to amend the document to accommodate different issues and changes in the future.

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The Constitution can be amended in two ways. The first is the proposed bill to have two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. If the bill is approved in both houses, it goes to the states. The bill must get three-fourths of the states in order to become an amendment. Approval can occur through a vote of the legislature or through a Constitutional Convention where two-thirds of states agree.

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