In this chapter you have read about the first ten amendments to the Constitution, as well as several others that extended civil rights to more Americans. Thus far twenty-seven amendments have been added. However, many others have been proposed, passed by Congress, and yet failed to win ratification. They addressed a variety of topics in American life. In this activity you will take a closer look at some of the proposed amendments that did not become part of the Constitution.
Destination Title: The U.S. Constitution Online
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Start at the U.S. Constitution Online home page.
- Scroll down and click on Amendments: The Process.
- Click on The Failed Amendments.
- After reading these amendments scroll down and read through the Proposed Amendments.
After exploring these topics, answer the following questions.