Amending the Constitution (Articles of the Constitution (III. Judical, IV.…
Amending the Constitution
Actions by the President
Executive orders by the President
The Passage of Legislation
The decisions made by Supreme Court
Proposed by Congress; Ratification by state legislature (most of the time)
Proposal by Congress; Ratify via state convention (used once)
Proposal by Convention of States; Ratification by State Convention (never)
Proposal by the Convention of States; Ratify by State Legislature (never)
a two step process.
Proposal and Ratification!
Founding Fathers believed change was necessary but they wanted to make it a long and hard process.
Articles of the Constitution
IV. State Powers
VI. Supremancy Clause