Constitutional Amendment

Definition - What does Constitutional Amendment mean?

A constitutional amendment is an alteration made by the government to the founding document of the Untied States, the Constitution. Typically, these alterations are additions that get made as society moves forward. However, sometimes additions to the Constitution are removed as well. An example of a constitutional amendment is the Second Amendment which allows American citizens the right to keep and bear arms.

Justipedia explains Constitutional Amendment

Constitutional amendments are basically changes that are made to the U.S. Constitution. Examples of amendments are the First Amendment; the freedom of speech and religion, and the Fourth Amendment; the protection from unlawful searches and seizures. In order for an amendment to be made to the Constitution, a very thorough process of approval must be gained from congress, and from the states. Making an amendment to the Constitution is not something that is taken lightly in American politics.

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