The amending process forms a vital chapter in American constitutional history. From taxation and term limits to equal rights and balancing the budget, thousands of amendments have been introduced at the state and federal levels. Here, gathered in a single volume, is the most complete guide to constitutional amendments from the time the U.S. Constitution was adopted to the present.
Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments covers amendments, people, concepts, and other subjects. The book includes amendments that were proposed but never ratified as well as those that were adopted. Entries describe the amendment in question and explain its significance, including when the amendment was first introduced, the key players involved, and related unusual or otherwise interesting information.
An essential reference for students and academics, lawyers and judges, librarians, members of Congress, and others. Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments is being published on the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first such work on amendments.