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Amending the Constitution. How do we change the Constitution?. Step 1. Congress proposes a new amendment. 2/3 of the Senate pass the bill. 2/3 of the House of Representatives pass the bill. +. Step 2. Proposed amendment is sent to the states. Step 3. State legislatures choose

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amending the constitution

Amendingthe Constitution

How do we change the Constitution?

step 1
Step 1

Congress proposes a new amendment.

2/3 of the Senate pass the bill

2/3 of the House of Representatives pass the bill

+

step 2
Step 2

Proposed amendment is sent to the states

step 3
Step 3

State legislatures choose

to ratify (accept) or reject the amendment

step 4
Step 4

¾ of the states must ratify the amendment for it to be added to the Constitution

¾

why do so many people have to vote to amend the constitution
Why do so many people have to vote to amend the Constitution?

So that small groups cannot make changes that most people do not want!