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    • 1. Unit 1.2LEQ: How are provisions for changing theConstitution implemented?Chapter 2 (p.p. 52-58)
    • 2. Constitutional Change1. Jefferson said“Constitution belongs tothe living and not thedead.”2. Constitution referredto as a living document3. Constantly beingtested & altered
    • 3. Formal Amending ProcessArticle V: what 2 things need to happen? Proposal: A.) 2/3 vote each house Proposal: B.) Nat’l convention called by Congress @ request of 2/3 state legislatures Ratification: A.) Legislatures 3/4 states Ratification: B.) Special state conventions called in 3/4 states
    • 4. Formal Amending Process (cont’d)President may only influence success ofproposed amendmentsWhat is the most important effect of theconstitutional amendments?What is the ERA?In 1923, how was the proposal/failure to ratifythe ERA an example of checks & balances?
    • 5. Informal Process of Constitutional Change (1/4) Judicial Interpretation Marbury v. Madison Judicial Review Constitution usually means what the Supreme Court says it means
    • 6. Informal Process of Constitutional Change (2/4) Changing political practice How does the electoral college work? Why do you think the framers wanted this? Why would the framers dislike the notion of political parties?
    • 7. Informal Process of Constitutional Change (3/4) Technology:Media may shape citizens opinions
    • 8. Informal Process of Constitutional Change (4/4) Increasing demands of policy makers Foreign affairs have given more power to the Executive Increased domestic policy has positioned the president in a more prominent role in preparing the federal budget and legislative programs
    • 9. Importance of FlexibilityProvide two things that government has done/does that are not literally written into theconstitutionConstitution is static, it adapts to the needs ofthe time without sacrificing personal freedomFramers thought future generations woulddetermine their own needs