List of Proposed Amendments To The United States Constitution - Proposed Amendments Not Approved By Congress

Proposed Amendments Not Approved By Congress

Approximately 11,372 measures have been proposed to amend the Constitution from 1789 through December 31, 2008. The following amendments, while introduced by a member of Congress, either died in committee or did not receive a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and were therefore not sent to the states for ratification.

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