What is an amendment?

An amendment is a change to the Constitution. The country grows and changes. Amendments to the Constitution allow the government to grow and change, too. For example, the Nineteeth Amendment gave women the right to vote. Many people, like Susan B. Anthony, fought for this right for many years. Today, women can vote because of this amendment. An amendment is a change to the Constitution.

Words in bold are English words you may not know. You can learn these words in the Word List.

Question Asked in Exam :

What is an amendment?

Correct answers (choose one):

  • a change (to the Constitution) or
  • an addition (to the Constitution)

Explanation: The U.S. Constitution is a living document, meaning it can be added to or altered. The Constitution has been amended 27 times.

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