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Lesson 15: How Have Amendments & Judicial Review Changed the Constitution?

Lesson 15: How Have Amendments & Judicial Review Changed the Constitution?

After its ratification, the Constitution has been developed and expanded through amendments and the power of judicial review. The Bill of Rights, for instance, was added to the Constitution as a list of ten amendments. The job of interpreting the Constitution falls to the Supreme Court, which can also determine if actions of the government violate the Constitution. This lesson explains the process amending the Constitution. It also examines the power of judicial review, a process not provided for in the Constitution, and the arguments for and against judicial review.

We the People
Center for Civic Education


RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone


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