Social Studies - 2018-19
CE.2d - Amending the Constitution
The student will apply social science skills to understand the foundations of American constitutional government by
d) describing the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.2008:
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The constitutions of Virginia and the United States can be amended through processes outlined in the constitutions.
The Virginia and United States constitutions have been amended and revised several times.
Constitution of the United States
The amendment process is complex.
To date, there are 27 amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
o Proposal: action by Congress or convention of the states
o Ratification: by the states
Constitution of Virginia
o Proposal: action by General Assembly or constitutional convention
o Ratification: by voters of Virginia