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Since the Bill of Rights, more than 11,000 amendments have been proposed. The states have ratified 17 of them. So the Constitution only has 27 amendments.
It’s pretty hard to amend this document, right? That’s what the men who drew up the Constitution wanted. They wanted something that set out broad principles but could be flexible. That way, it would not have to be amended often. Future generations could read it based on new attitudes and situations. Even so, it has needed some amendments.