What Is An Amendment ?  

An amendment, or a constitutional amendment to be more precise, refers to a change or a modification of the constitution of a state or a nation. The constitutional alterations or the amendments are usually made to enable the governments to enforce new laws for the betterment of the society. As the constitutions of most US states are usually deep-rooted and inflexible, a long, complicated procedure needs to be followed to put any amendment into practice. This procedure is different from the one used for ratifying ordinary laws.More...

First Constitutional Amendment

First Constitutional Amendment

The First Constitutional Amendment or Amendment I was written by James Madison as a part of the Bill of Rights to assure the American citizens of their fundamental rights. It was first approved by the State of Virginia and finally implemented on 15 December, 1791 along with 9 other amendments.More...

 

Who Wrote The First Amendment ?

Who Wrote The First Amendment

It was James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, who wrote the First Amendment in the year 1789. Initially, Madison had proposed 12 amendments, out of which only ten proposals were approved and put into effect as a part of the Bill of Rights by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Although, Madison was undoubtedly the one who wrote and put forward the 1st amendment, he was not the first to come up with the idea.More...

 

Where Did The Fifth Amendment Come From ?

Where Did The Fifth Amendment Come From

The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified as an integral part of the Bill of Rights in the year 1791 to defend the rights of an individual against the abuse of a government authority in any legal procedure. The Fifth Amendment comes from the English Common Law that traces its origin to the Magna Carta in 1215. The clauses and phrases of due process and the grand juries, both stemmed from Magna Carta.More...

 

What Is The 10th Amendment ?

What Is The 10th Amendment

The 10th Amendment was approved by the legislature as a part of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1971. The Amend states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In other words, the Amendment reinforces the principle of federation. It suggests that the powers which are not in the hands of the national government nor disallowed to the goverments of states by the Constitution are in the hands of respective states or their people.More...

 

History Of The 13th Amendment

History Of The 13th Amendment

The first twelve amendments were implemented within 15 years of the establishment of the US Constitution. The first 10 amendments were approved in 1791 as a part of the Bill of Rights, while the eleventh and the twelfth amendments were put into practice in the years 1795 and 1804 respectively. When the 13th Amendment was put forward, not a single new amendment had been put into effect in over sixty years.More...

 

What Does The 13th Amendment Say ?

What Does The 13th Amendment Say

The 13th US Constitutional Amendment was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments made to the US Constitution. It officially banned and still continues to proscribe involuntary servitude and slavery prevalent in the United States. It was approved by the Senate on 8 April 1864 and by the House of Representatives a year later, on 21 January 1865.More...

 

What Is The 14th Amendment ?

What Is The 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment in the Constitution of the US is one of the three Reconstruction Amendments made till date. It was ratified on July 9, 1868, after the Civil War. Superseding the judicial decision in the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, which prohibited the blacks from the US citizenship, the 14th Constitutional Amendment defined a broader concept of citizenship.More...

 

The 15th Amendment History

The 15th Amendment History

The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution is one the three Reconstruction Amendments. It was put forward to prevent the US states and the federal government from refusing a citizen the right to vote based on his past status of servitude, color, or race. However, in the beginning, the amendment proposal failed to gather support of different states.More...

 

Who Caused The 19th Amendment ?

Who Caused The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was approved on 4 June 1919. The amendment proposal was strongly supported by President Woodrow Wilson on 9 January 1918 to ensure voting equality for women in the country. The provisions of the 19th Amendment were approved by the House of Representatives after a lot of heated discussions the very next day, on January 10, 1918.More...

 

Why Was The 19th Amendment Important ?

Why Was The 19th Amendment Important

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was finally approved by the houses and ratified by the states on August 18, 1920. The fact that women in the United States were not allowed to vote or speak in the Congress until 1920 clearly answers the question as to why the 19th Amendment was important.More...

 

What Does The 27th Amendment State ?

What Does The 27th Amendment State

The 27th Amendment to the US Constitution states, “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.” In other words, this amendment does not allow passing of any law to change the benefits and salaries given to members of the Congress before the start of the next term of office for the House of Representatives.More...

 

Facts About The First Amendment

Facts About The First Amendment

The First Amendment, as stated in the US Constitution, suggests that people have right to practice whatever religion they want; they have the freedom of speech; the right to gather peacefully; and the right to send a petition to the government to remedy their grievances.More...

 

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Who-Proposed-19th-Amendment      The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution emphasizes voting equality for women in the country. It prohibits the federal or state governments from denying the voting rights to any US citizen on the basis of sex. It was strongly supported by President Woodrow Wilson and was put forward in both the houses January 9, 1918. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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