Five amendments were ratified in 1889 and four in 1902.
Amendments, however, may be and have been carried against the government.
Fifteen amendments have thus been added to the constitution of 1842.
For sixty years there was no change whatever, and only three amendments, those of 1852 (removing the property qualifications of representatives, senators and the governor), were adopted until 1877, when twelve amendments were adopted, - the most important being those providing for biennial (instead of annual) state elections in November (instead of March), and those doing away with the previous requirement that representatives, senators and the governor " be of the Protestant religion."
Various other amendments have been proposed from time to time, but have been defeated at the polls.