Amazing Amendments

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Since 1789, Congress has proposed nearly 10,000 amendments to the Constitution. These are a few that never made it out of Congress.

1893: To rename the U.S. the “United States of the Earth”

1914: To make divorce illegal

1916: To put all acts of war to a national vote. Those who vote yes must register for military service.

1933: To limit personal wealth to $1 million

1971: To give Americans the right to a pollution-free environment

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