Terms in this set (12)
a change or addition to the U.S. Constitution
to propose an amendment
to make a suggestion for a 28th amendment
to ratify an amendment
means to make the 28th amendment official and approve it
The U.S. Constititution is....
difficult to change because we don't want people to change it all the time and confuse us as to what laws we have
It is important that we have an official and formal...
amendment process. By doing so, it prevents a crazy federal government politician from changing and removing your rights without the states approval.
1st way to propose an amendment is to
have 2/3 of Congress (both House and Senate) suggest a new amendment
2nd way to propose an amendment is to
have the states meet at an constitutional convention and have 2/3 of them propose a new amendment.
1st way to ratify (formally approve of it) an amendment
is to have 3/4 of the states (inside their state capital buildings) vote and approve the new amendment
2nd way to ratify (formally approve of it) an amendment
is to have 3/4 of the states ratify the amendment at at a state convention
Marbury v. Madison
This case establishes the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review
Bush V. Gore
Use of 14th Amendment's equal protection clause to stop the Florida recount in the election of 2000.
abolished (got rid of) slavery
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