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The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution in its original form. Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded.


Other changes to the Constitution are discussed below. The last change to the Constitution was made in 1992. The 27th Amendment is acutally one of the two left-over amendments from 1791. It is very unusual for an amdendment to take that long to be accepted, but it is possible. Some, like the 26th Amendment, are accepted very quickly, in just 100 days. Most, though, take a little over a year to be ratified.


Constitution of the United States Preamble Article I Article II Article III Article IV Article V Article VI Article VII AMENDMENTS Adapted from S.PUB.103-21 (1994), prepared by the Office of the Secretary of the Senate with the assistance of Johnny H. Killian of the Library of Congress, providing the original text of each clause of the Constitution with an accompanying explanation of its meaning and how that meaning has changed over time.

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