Bundle of Compromises
Chief Draftsmen of the U.S. Constitution:
James Madison and Gouverneur Morris
Ratification of the U.S. Constitution:
1789 with the agreement of 9 out of 13 states. Eventually all 13 would ratify the US Constitution.
Overall Structure of the U.S. Constitution:
7 Articles followed by 27 amendments. The first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights.
Key Principles of the U.S. Constitution:
Ways to Amend the U.S. Constitution:
To propose an amendment 1. 2/3 of both houses of Congress vote to propose and amendment or 2. 2/3 of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention
To ratify an amendment 1. 3/4 of the state legislatures approve it. 2. 3/4 of ratifying conventions in states approve it.