The Constitutionalism of American States

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George E. Connor, Christopher W. Hammons
University of Missouri Press, 2008 - 816 páginas
"This comparative study of state constitutions offers insightful overviews of the general and specific problems that have confronted America's constitution writers since the country's founding. Each chapter reflects the constitutional theory and history of a single state, encompassing each document's structure, content, and evolution"--Provided by publisher.

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I N D I A N A
420
M I C H I G A N
432
O H I O
447
W I S C O N S I N
460
I O WA
479
K A N S A S
490
M I N N E S O TA
509
N E B R A S K A
529

N E W Y O R K
126
P E N N S Y LVA N I A
146
D E L AWA R E
163
K E N T U C K Y
183
M I S S O U R I
202
W E S T V I R G I N I A
216
A L A B A M A
235
A R K A N S A S
251
F L O R I D A
269
G E O R G I A
287
L O U I S I A N A
302
M I S S I S S I P P I
317
N O RT H C A R O L I N A
330
S O U T H C A R O L I N A
342
T E N N E S S E E
353
T E X A S
368
V I R G I N I A
384
I L L I N O I S
401
N O RT H D A K O TA
549
O K L A H O M A
565
S O U T H D A K O TA
580
C O L O R A D O
595
I D A H O
610
M O N TA N A
620
N E VA D A
635
U TA H
649
W Y O M I N G
666
A L A S K A
685
A R I Z O N A
697
C A L I F O R N I A
714
H AWA I I
728
N E W M E X I C O
743
O R E G O N
756
WA S H I N G T O N
771
Index
785
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Página 159 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience ; and that no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Página 386 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Página 149 - That it be recommended to the respective Assemblies and Conventions of the United Colonies, where no Government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established, to adopt such Government as shall, in the opinion of the Representatives of the People, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular and America in general.
Página 57 - IT is essential to the preservation of the rights of every individual, his life, liberty, property and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, and administration of justice. It is the right of every citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial and independent as the lot of humanity will admit.
Página 147 - It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.
Página 166 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Página 483 - May, 1848, of the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of the State six months next preceding the election, and the county or district in which he claims his vote thirty days, shall be entitled to vote at all elections which are now or hereafter may be authorized by law...
Página 373 - A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the legislature of the state to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.
Página 386 - That no free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

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