What is the Amendment Process?

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Sep 26, 2016

An amendment begins as a special bill in Congress, two thirds of congress must vote "yay" and then it must be ratified by three fourths of the states.


Please notice that the President of the U.S. has no veto power on the bill and the U.S. Supreme Court does not participate in the process. This was designed by the founders, because they wanted only the will of the people to drive changes to the U.S. Constitution and they feared that the President or the Supreme Court would obstruct changes to the Constitution that limit their respective powers.