The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution,
The power to amend the Constitution is one of the Constitution’s most unique and important qualities. The founding fathers knew they did not have all the answers, and times, ideas, and needs of the country change over time. While the basic principles of the Constitution will (hopefully) remain forever intact, the founding fathers wanted the Constitution to be amended when necessary to ensure the document kept up with the times. That being said, they made it very, very hard to amend the Constitution.
“Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right.” — Thomas Jefferson
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