- Answer the questions listed below. Each response should be a minimum of 75 words
- Write two to three paragraphs in response to the following:
Only once were state ratifying conventions used to ratify a constitutional amendment (the Twenty-First). Explain why that happened.
- Does a Constitution guarantee freedom? Explain why.
- Read the “What Would You Do?” Memorandum at the end of Chapter 2. Decide whether or not you would support the new bill. Explain your answer in one to two paragraphs.
Memorandum To: Brian Arjun, Pennsylvania state senate majority leader From: Amaia Grace, chief of staff Subject: Proposal for a new constitutional convention In the 1990s, several states approved term limits for their members of Congress, but the Supreme Court ruled in 1995 that states do not have this authority. Now term-limit advocates are pursuing a broader strategy, calling for states to approve legislation that would require Congress to convene a special convention to consider several amendment proposals. Recommendations include enacting term limits for members of Congress and abolishing the Electoral College to permit the direct popular election of the president. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed such a bill last week, and several senators in your party have declared their support. Pennsylvania May Back Proposal for Constitutional Convention Yesterday Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives approved a proposal for a constitutional convention, and now the proposal goes to the State Senate. The Constitution states that Congress shall hold a convention for proposing amendments at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures, but it has never happened in U.S. history. Pennsylvania could become the twenty-eighth state to endorse the proposal, and then only six more states would have to approve for Congress to take action.