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    If you are a founding history buff like me, and have never read "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer, I have a free like new paperback copy available to the person who can tell me how many amendments have been introduced to Congress.

    I upgraded my library with a very nice hardcover edition.

    Edited to add: No Googling for an answer. Honor system in place. You get one guess. It is a hard question. I may decide to offer the book to the person who comes the closest, if the correct answer hasn't been posted.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Reveres-David-Hackett-Fischer/dp/0195098315/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257128228&sr=1-1[/ame]
     
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    Does that count the something like 187 that were proposed for the Bill of Rights? :razz:
     
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    :lol:
    Yes, it does include that specific category.
     
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    No Idea but I will guess 220.
     
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    Not even close Sarg. Thanks for participating. :) If no one gets the right answer, I will post it. You will be shocked.
     
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    I'll guess but I have no idea 8,342
     
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    724? Complete guess.
     
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    According to Wiki only 6 have ever been accepted by Congress and not approved. Not sure how to look up ones that were recommended but not accepted.

    And of course they did not include those from the Bill of Rights.
     
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    If you mean all the ones that are suggested every session that would be one HUGE number, I know hundreds are suggested all the time and never go anywhere. So say 200 times every session of Congress and you may get close.
     
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    I bet it is in the 10's of thousands knowing power hunger don't have anything better to do congressmen/woman
     

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