Article V of the US Constitution

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The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of it’s equal Suffrage in the Senate. On page 2 of the brochure is an easier to understand version of the above.


Article V Convention: Convention convened by Congress for the purpose of amending the Constitution, based on an Amendment proposed by 34 states.

Convention of States: Another way to say Article V Convention

Constitutional Convention: Not an Article V Convention or Convention of the States. It is not in the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention happened one time, in 1787, where our Founding Fathers came together and wrote our US Constitution. For purposes of learning about Term Limits, please visit  Across the top click on Article V and read the articles. Then click on Term Limits and read those articles. If you do this and highlight or take notes while you read, you will be well equipped to discuss these issues.