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The Constitution provides for it's own amendmentsWhat does the constitution do?FourHow many possible methods are there a formal amendments?FirstAn amendment may be proposed by a 2/3 vote in each house of Congress and be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislaturesSecondand amendment may be proposed by Congress and then ratified by conventions called for that purpose in 3/4 of the statesThirdin amendment may be proposed by the national convention caused by Congress at the request of 2/3 of the state legislaturesFourthan amendment may be proposed by a national convention and ratified by conventions in 3/4 of the stateBecause it promotes a constitutional change without a clear-cut expression by the peoplewhy do some people criticize the practice of sending proposed amendments to the state legislatures?Article Vsays that "no state without his consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate "The first 10 amendmentsProposed by the first Congress in 1789 and ratified by the states in late 179118th amendmentprohibition of alcohol21st amendmentrepeal of prohibition22nd amendmentLimit on presidential terms25th amendmentPresidential succession, vice presidential vacancy and presidential disability1789When was the most recent amendment proposed?1992 (203 years)When was the most recent amendment ratified?Informal amendment processmuch has been put there not buy formal amendment, but rather, by the day to day year-to-year experiences of government under the constitutionBill of rightsA listing of the basic rights held by the people and the first 10 amendments of the constitutionAll federal courts, except for the Supreme Court have been set up by acts of Congressan example of how Congress Informally amend the constitutionExecutive agreementI packed made by the president directly with the head of a foreign statedo notexecutive agreements ____ ______ Need to be approved by the Senate. They are as legally binding as treatiesElectoral collegeThe group that makes the formal selection of the nations presidentThe constitution says sowhy do the heads of the 15 executive departments make up the cabinet and the advisory board to the president?