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U.S. Constitution: Subject Guide: Amendments

This guide will help you find information and resources on the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.

Amendments to the Constitution

An amendment refers to the modification to the original content of the Constitution that was approved in 1788. Amendments may improve, correct, or revise the original content. Article Five of the Constitution describes the process whereby the federal Constitution may be altered. Twenty-seven amendments have been added (appended as codicils) to the Constitution.

Websites: The Amendments

Websties: The Amendments Annotated

Researching Amendments Using ProQuest Congressional

Use the database ProQuest Congressional to research constitutional amendments for a legislative history.

Use the Advanced Search option for the best results. To search for congressional materials and legislative histories related to a particular constitutional amendment, type the index term "Constitutional amendments" in the search box to narrow your focus. You may use the Index Terms feature to find additional subject terms. Next, add any combination of search term to the second search box to fit your topic or specific amendment and select a date.


The following are just a few of the books on Constitutional Amendments available in the GSU library. Additional books can be located by using the Library Catalog for the University Library. Additional books can be found at the College of Law Library.