Why Certain Amendments Fail to Be Ratified

Why Certain Amendments Fail To Be Ratified
Throughout history numerous amendments have failed to be incorporated into the Constitution due to popular consensus; foreseen difficulties in enforcement; or a lack of legislative validity for the nation as a whole. However, all amendments are challenged by the federal and state legislative branches of government before they are ratified. This concerted challenge ensures that such laws reflect the needs of all Americans. Many times amendments have been seen as a source of rights that serve either disenfranchised citizens such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments for African-Americans; or special interest groups such as the 18th amendment, later repealed by the 21st , reversing the prohibition of alcohol commerce and manufacturing. Many times, amendments other than those that concern civil rights or legislation to champion humanitarian causes have been seen as subversive to the freedoms Americans have. Many proposed amendments are deemed as irrelevant doctrines that otherwise have little to do with the routine of American politics, commerce, agriculture, health, or education. Reviewing the number of failed amendments suggest that many times these amendments were far too esoteric or exclusive to certain socioeconomic or political demographics within the current 300 million citizens of the United States (Mount, The United States Constitution).
      The Pro-Slavery or Corwin Amendment and Popular Consensus
As the U.S. Constitution continues to reflect the status quo of the American people, 27 adjustments have been established concerning the Amendment process. Amendments at times pass the primary tier within the federal government as a bill (passed by at least two thirds of Congress), yet may not be fully accepted at the second tier among the states. Therefore, they fail to be ratified. Many do not have expiration dates and thus have remained indefinite bills pending ratification. Others expire and are many times...