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Can the U.S. Constitution be amended without the approval of Congress or the President?

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Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows it to be amended through either of the following two processes, one of which does not require the involvement of Congress or the President: (1) By a proposal passed by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, followed by approval of three-quarters of the states. (2) By a proposal made at a convention requested by two-thirds of the states, followed by approval of three-quarters of the states.

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