Amending the Constitution



What are the paths to political change? What choices are available and why have certain options been chosen for different causes? In this lesson to supplement a standard US History survey course, explore those instances when a Constitutional Amendment has been the method of choice. Often unwieldy, it was perceived as the most effective means available, in the case of two long standing goals: Votes for Women and the Prohibition of Alcohol. More importantly, did it accomplish changes intended?

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
American History Across the Eras
United States, North America
Time Period:
U.S. Across the Eras