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Constitutional Amendments (Grade 4)

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Constitutional Amendments

1. 
Amendments are additions to the Constitution meant to clarify its articles.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Constitutional amendments do not carry the same weight as the original Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
What is the name for the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Articles of Confederation
  3. Federalist Papers
  4. Bill of Rights
4. 
The United States Constitution has how many amendments?
  1. 10
  2. 18
  3. 27
  4. 35
5. 
The process of adding amendments to the Constitution is laid out in Article Five.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Proposed constitutional amendments need to be approved by what portion of both houses of Congress?



7. 
Besides being proposed in Congress, a constitutional amendment may be proposed at a convention of the states.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
The president can veto a proposed constitutional amendment.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
To be added to the Constitution, an amendment must be ratified by three-quarters of state legislatures or three-quarters of states at ratifying conventions.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
                   means to make official.
11. 
Which is the only amendment that was ratified using state conventions?
  1. 11th
  2. 18th
  3. 21st
  4. 24th
12. 
The Constitution does not give a deadline for states to ratify a proposed amendment, but Congress can create one.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Who is responsible for certifying that a ratified amendment will become part of the Constitution?
  1. Director of the Secret Service
  2. Archivist of the United States
  3. Librarian of Congress
  4. Vice President
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