For more than a decade after the Revolutionary War, America was governed by the Articles o...

A Guide To The Bill Of Rights And Other Constitutional Amendments – Todayuknews – Todayuknews

For more than a decade after the Revolutionary War, America was governed by the Articles of Confederation, which provided for only a weak and minimal federal government while allowing states to operate like individual countries. That was until 1787 in Philadelphia, when delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the United States of America. Since then, the document has been altered 27 times through the amendment process provided by Article V of the Constitution itself. Requiring a two-thirds majority vote by both the House and Senate, or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the country’s …

 

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