Question 4
Writing the Constitution
What is an amendment?

An amendment is a change to the Constitution. The country grows and changes. Amendments to the Constitution allow the government to grow and change, too. For example, the Nineteeth Amendment gave women the right to vote. Many people, like Susan B. Anthony, fought for this right for many years. Today, women can vote because of this amendment. An amendment is a change to the Constitution.

Other questions related to Writing the Constitution
Writing the Constitution
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
QUESTION #65
Writing the Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
QUESTION #05
Writing the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?
QUESTION #66

Section "Learn and Explore" uses official instructions and media files of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian Institution and other governmental and public organization.