“Veneration” and Constitutional Change: James Madison Confronts the Possibility of Constitutional Amendment
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Discusses the history of the option and process of a Constitutional amendment as set out in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The author focuses on Madison’s writings not only in the constitution itself but on the topic of veneration and amendments in The Federalist Papers. The article presents a history of how the text of Article V as we know it came to be through concerns and compromises of the drafters of the constitution.