Article V

Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two methods of amending our Constitution. Congress:

  • Proposes amendments, or
  • Calls a convention to propose amendments if 34 States apply for it.

The first method was used for our existing 27 amendments:  Congress proposed them and sent them to the States for ratification.

Under the second method, Congress calls a convention where convention Delegates propose amendments.  Although State Legislatures throughout the years have passed hundreds of Applications requesting a convention, Congress has never called a convention under Article V.  Such conventions are extremely dangerous because they risk our Constitution.