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Democratization - Capacity of a government to become more democratic 4 types of democratization Formal - Any fundamental changes to our democracy that involves official action Ex. Change in constitution Reference to Article V- embeds formal idea Means of changing our constitution Each generation can change (living document) Harry Truman initiated a change of desegregating the military Makes requirements for the democracy to look up to Informal - customs or practices we undertake but not required for us to take up. Used to improve democracy Peaceful transfer of power Internal - Changes within the U.S External - Efforts of a country to improve or expand democracy around the world Ex. Wars (Iraq) Military presence in countries to prevent them going back to wayward ways Article V Constitutional Amendment Process The focus is on the congress- principal actor of changing the constitution Congress can start in either the house or senate Symmetric bicameralism - 2 chambers equal in power. Ex- house and Senate House and senate can Initiate process, amend, delay, or stop people power Proposal must pass in both House 2/3 (290) and senate 2/3 (67) Most proposals die in the judiciary portion Have a large consensus Ex. Both democratic and republicans would have to agree Uses a joint resolution Indicated as H.J.RES # for house and S.J.RES # for senate 20 th amendment ( 1933 )- designates when terms begin January 20 t h at 12 pm- beginning and ending for president and vice president January 3 rd at 12 pm- beginning and ending for members of congress
2 ½ weeks earlier than this date due to holidays Start before president to get the congress working before they get there Proposals are only good for a 2-year period. If proposal is not passed during this time period for congress they will have to start over True for all legislation If proposal is passed, it will go to the states Equal suffrage of the states in the state- need 100% support of the state if needed a change in the equality of the senate every state would have to agree 2 methods for how states consider constitutional matters: *we the people do not change the constitution State legislatures- 26 amendments pass this way State conventions- 1 amendment passed this way which is the 21 st amendment To be counted for passage 3/4ths (38) of the states have to agree For state to be counted as a yes, they would need majority vote 2 nd amendment- Concern of giving the federal government too much power The states can defend themselves if this is the case Not for the safety of the individual to own a weapon It’s about state rights Able to form a militia with the government controlling who can have weapons 8 th amendment Courts have tried to restrict death penalty 27 th amendment Sunset provision

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