In addition to the 27 ratified, there have been 6 constitutional amendments that have failed

In addition to the 27 ratified, there have been 6 constitutional amendments that have failed

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By: Patrick Coveny, Fall Editor and Reporter

The proposals that came close to passing throughout our nation’s history include amendments to limit the size of the House of Representatives, ban foreign gifts to US politicians, fully legalize slavery, ban child labor, prohibit gender discrimination, and make Washington, DC a state.