Article 5
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Article Five: Describes the process whereby the Constitution, the nation's frame of government, may be altered - The process to alter the Constitution consists of proposing an amendment or amendments, and subsequent ratification.
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Summary: One section - no amendments applicable. Congress shall call a constitutional convention whenever 2/3 of both houses concur, or upon application from the legislatures of 2/3 of the several states. Amendments produced by such convention shall become valid parts of this Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the several states, or by conventions in 3/4 of the states as proposed by congress. No amendment made before 1808 shall in any measure affect the first or fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article, and no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage (right to vote) in the Senate.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 12/7/1776
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