What methods are allowed for amending the Constitution?

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Question: What methods are allowed for amending the Constitution?

Answer:

To propose an amendment

  1. 2/3 of both houses of Congress vote to propose and amendment
  2. 2/3 of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention

  1. To ratify an amendment
  2. 3/4 of the state legislatures approve it
  3. 3/4 of ratifying conventions in states approve it

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