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.