Ratification: Definition & Process


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Ratification is another way of saying:

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1. According to Article 7, the Constitution would be ratified when:

2. To ratify an amendment, what two methods can be used to start ratification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of amendment and treaty ratification in the U.S. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know what is meant by the word ''ratification'', the two ways amendment ratification begins, how treaties are ratified, and the history of constitutional ratification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Article 7 of the U.S. Constitution
  • Two methods that can be used to start the ratification process for amendments
  • Why Framers of the Constitution allowed for amendments to the Constitution
  • The necessary approval for ratifying a foreign treaty entered into by the President

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ratification process in the U.S. and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of ratification to answer questions about Article 7 and the historical reasons for constitutional amendments
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about ratification in the U.S.? Check out the corresponding lesson titled Ratification: Definition & Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines ratification
  • Outlines the constitutional ratification process
  • Defines amendments
  • Illustrates the various ways amendments can be ratified in the U.S. Constitution
  • Explains the foreign treaty ratification process