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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How do we change the Constitution?
Congress proposes a new amendment.
2/3 of the Senate pass the bill
2/3 of the House of Representatives pass the bill
Proposed amendment is sent to the states
State legislatures choose
to ratify (accept) or reject the amendment
¾ of the states must ratify the amendment for it to be added to the Constitution
So that small groups cannot make changes that most people do not want!