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What is an amendment?



A. A law signed by the President
B. A change to the Constitution
C. A change to the Constitution made by the state governments

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Asked by Luca, Last updated: Jun 06, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

A change to the constitution-another poorly worded question. assuming the question is about a constitutional amendment, i selected a change to the constitution as the correct answer. the question does not ask how an amendment is proposed, ratified, or is added to the constitution. however, if the question wanted more detail about how an amendment is actually added to the constitution, the correct answer would be a combination of congress and the individual state legislatures. the president has no authority when it comes to amending the constitution. the authority to amend the constitution of the united states is derived from article v of the constitution. after congress proposes an amendment, the archivist of the united states, who heads the national archives and records administration (nara), is charged with responsibility for administering the ratification process under the provisions of 1 u.s.c. 106b. the archivist submits the proposed amendment to the states for their consideration by sending a letter of notification to each governor along with the informational material prepared by the ofr. the governors then formally submit the amendment to their state legislatures.a proposed amendment becomes part of the constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the states (38 of 50 states).
 

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