How Failed Attempts to Amend the Constitution Mobilize Political Change

How Failed Attempts to Amend the Constitution Mobilize Political Change

Since the Constitution's ratification, members of Congress, following Article V, have proposed approximately twelve thousand amendments, and states have filed several hundred petitions with Congress for the convening of a constitutional convention. Only twenty-seven amendments have been approved in 225 years. Why do members of Congress continue to introduce amendments at a pace of almost two hundred a year?

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Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (August 01, 2017)

Language: English


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