Review the CQ Researcher article on Re-examining the Constitution (http://library.cqpress.com.proxy.ccis.edu/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2012090700&type=hitlist&num=0 )
and answer the following questions:
Looking back 200 years, how would you evaluate the work of the Founders in designing our form of government? Does the Constitution need any improvements or changes?
A number of efforts have been made in recent years to add new amendments to the Constitution. Some have made it further than others, but none has been successful. Proposed amendments include: the Equal Rights Amendment, an amendment allowing school prayer, a constitutional ban on flag burning, a balanced budget amendment, an amendment to enact term limits for members of Congress and more. This article contains a number of ideas for improvements to the Constitution. See, especially, the special features at the end of the article that contain several suggestions from both experts and citizens.
How do you feel about any of these or other efforts to amend the Constitution?