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State Constitutions (United States)

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In a State Constitution document, each US State at length and in more detail than the US Constitution describes its governmental structure, legal processes, and powers of the State over its citizens. A State's Constitution cannot violate and must generally conform to the US Constitution, and its amendments. Citizens can vote to amend State Constitutions.
The major writers of the constitution were William King (the president of the convention, who later became first governor of Maine), Thomas Jefferson, John Chandler, Albion K. Parris, William Pitt Preble, and John Holmes. William King may have written the largest part of the Maine Contitution b…
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Date Maine Constitution was Written 1819-1820
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The original California Constitution was written in 1849. The current constitution was drafted in 1879.
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Answer 1777. MLM Answer 1777
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Florida was the 27th state. Florida's first constitution was in 1838. The years of the constitutions after the first one were, 1861, 1865, 1868, 1885, and 1968. This totals six constitutions.
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Since Florida has become a state, there has been six constitutions. The current constitution that Florida uses was created in 1968.
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Answer we have had many constitutions in the past but the current constitution was written in 1876
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If larceny value ≥ $300, then grand larceny In Florida, grand larceny is defined as larceny of property, goods, or services of $300 value or more.
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after the civil war all the southern states had to ratify the constitution to be readmitted into the union.
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North Carolina and Rhode Island refused to approve the Constitution until congress passed the Bill of Rights.
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The California state constitution has around 500 amendments.
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yes Actually, no. The last two "states" to actually ratify the US Constitution were Rhode Island and Vermont. North Carolina and Rhode Island were the last of the "original 13 states" to ratify the US Constitution. Strictly speaking, Vermont's ratification was unnecessary since it was admitted to…
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Seven , my trust level is 0 but i spent the last 45min. trying to find this one answer out,
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The difference between the two is the length of the president's term.
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August 5th 1788
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The "full faith and credit" clause of Article IV of the US constitution forces states to recognize the public acts and records of other states. However, there is a phrase in Article IV that allows congress to regulate this. In 1996 congress exercised this power by passing the Defense of Marriag…
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Texas wrote its first constitution in 1836, but its current constitution has been in place since February 15, 1876. The Texas Bill of Rights is contained in Article 1 of its current constitution.
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The Constitution of the State of California is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of California. The original constitution, adopted in November 1849 in advance of California attaining U.S. statehood in 1850, was …
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Petty theft in Texas means that property that is stolen is less than $50. This is considered to be a class C misdemeanor.
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September 17th, 1787
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There are a number of major differences between the Federal Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Texas of 1876. The first is in each document's history. The US has had only two "Constitutions", as it were. The first being the Articles of Confederation, followed by the current Constituti…
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According to http://www.claremont.org/projects/pageid.1793/default.asp "... the California Constitution...has been amended about 500 times by referendum and about 40 times by initiatives since its adoption in 1879. "
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They Believed In a stronger national government and this was one of the main things in the new constitution
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it has had 7 constitutions
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It was the 12th state to ratify the Constitution, on November 21, 1789. (Rhode Island was the 13th of the original states to ratify.)
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When Texas became an independent nation in 1836, the Constitution was signed by the surviving founders. Among them was Steven Austin who signed the document.
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1877 May 24 NORTH CAROLINA
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The Texas Constitution was signed on march 17 1836 a few days after the battle of the Alamo but before the runaway scrape. (:
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Texas made changes to the application of admission into the Union and updated their Constitution for re-admission after the Civil War. Their modification includes insurance that they would enforce their rights against an Oppressive Federal Government.
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Texas has 17 admendments while US has 27.... Texas is mroe detailed and talks about state and local matters while US does not cover that. sorry that's all i know
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Depends on the state. Usually its between $300-500 where it becomes a felony or considered grand theft/larceny
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The constitution of Texas is similar because it contains amendments. It also contains a bill of rights that applies to citizens of the state. The final reason is because state law makers turn to it to ensure that laws are acceptable.
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Any theft that consists of a value more than $950.00 constitutes Grand Larceny in the state of Florida. This amount applies to cash, material, and product.
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At the time the constitution of the United States was signed, Florida had not yet become a state in the union. The constitution was ratified in 1788, Florida became a state in 1845.
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One purpose of the Constitution of the State of Florida is to lay out the structure of the state's government. Other reasons for the constitution are to clarify the duties and powers of the government, and establish the basic laws of the land.
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Florida has had six different constitutions since becoming a state. There have also been several revisions and amendments with these constitutions.
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North Carolina was the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution. This took place in November of 1789. Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 Colonies to ratify the Constitution.
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Georgia constitution has been frequently changed more and it is longer
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The Georgia Constitution is the governing document for Georgia. It outlines the three branches of government in Georgia.
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Florida has had six state constitutions since joining the United States. The most recent was ratified on November 5, 1968.
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In the state of California, theft in the amount of anything valued over 4950, constitutes grand larceny. The punishment can include a fine of $1,000 and six months in jail.
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The US Constitution will cover the whole country. The Florida Constitution will only be applicable to those that live in the state.
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old Texas Constitution 68,000 words, new Constitution count 80,806 words
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It has been amended 632 times. *<:)
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Because they did not believe what was in it was good enough, they wanted to add a bill of rights which was eventually done
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Similarities: Both contain Bill of Rights, Separation of Powers, Bicameral Legislature Differences: ?
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There are 27 amendments to the Constitution to date. That is how many amendments there are to the US Constitution but the truth is that every proposition that has been passed and put on the ballot to vote on is an amendment so there have been many but it is my understanding there are somewhere arou…
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u go talk to the people It is as easy as putting an initiative constitutional amendment on any ballot and having the voters pass it. Also the legislature can amend it. California's constitution has had thousands of amendments.
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There are several. First, I think, is the commerce clause in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 2, which states that Congress has the power to regulate commerce among the several states. If California had a law that forbade out-of-state drivers from entering California if the person did not have a Califor…
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Under Texas law, blackmail falls under the theft statute.
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who from Georgia signed the constitution
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Both had a Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branch. Also both have a preamble.
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No, going to college does not emancipate you. Until you reach the age of majority, you are the responsibility of your parents. They get to decide where you can live.
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The official that the Texas Constitution specified should be elected is the governor. A governor is an individual public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non sovereign level of government.
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no notification of being absent from work
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Weaknesses v There are 93,000 words in the Texas Constitution. v The Texas Constitution has been amended 467 times, making it one of the most frequently amended constitutions among the states. v It was written during the era of cowboys and cattle drives, causing it to be very outdated. v Since it i…
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weakness of texas constitution
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Abraham Baldwin, William Few, William Houstoun, William Leigh Pierce
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The Texas Constitution designates the governor as the Chief Executive Officer. The governor has the ability to appoint people to vacancies in state offices in certain circumstances.
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William Pierce, William Houstoun,William Few and Abraham Baldwin signed the Constitution from Georgia.
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I'm not sure about 2004, but as of 2007 the Texas Constitution had been amended 456 times
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California's proposition 8 (2008) (also called the California Marriage Protection Act) was a public referendum seeking to amend the California State Constitution to eliminate the then existing right of same-sex couples to legally marry in California. California voters passed the initiative by 52% to…
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Proposition 8 amended the state constitution of California to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. That amendment has since been overturned, although the decision is currently under appeal. Proposition 8 did NOT nullify legal marriages performed in California prior to its ratification i…
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Proposition 8 was not retroactive. When it passed in November 2008, it prevented any new same-sex marriages, but did not nullify existing ones. In June 2013, when Proposition 8 was struck down by the US Supreme Court, same-sex marriage resumed in California and the same-sex marriages performed there…
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it separated the legislative branch into two different sections and placed too much importance on the checks and balances system.
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I recently had a mid term exam that contained this exact question. (I got it right) The answer is The Grangers
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Specifically, the proposition 8 (2008) in California which bans gay marriage applies only to California. Other states have had different proposition 8's which deal with different matters, and California has had different proposition 8's in different years.
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Legally, it did not. Pre-existing same-sex marriages are grandfathered and are still fully valid and legal in California.
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As of 2013, the Texas Constitution has been amended a total of 483 times since it was adopted in 1876. 179 amendments have been rejected by voters or the legislature.
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No. Same-sex marriages that were performed in California between June 16, 2008 and November 5, 2008 (the date Proposition 8 took effect) are still legally recognized in California. In fact, same-sex marriages legally performed in any state or foreign country between those two dates are still legally…
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The Texas constitution has been amended over 400 times.
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North Carolina was the 12 state to ratify the U.S Constitution.
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On February 7, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th District ruled that California's Proposition 8 violated the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution by discriminating against a group of people, namely gay men and lesbians.
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Yes, it must be sent as registered mail with return receipt requested.
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There was no explicit regulation of marriage in the California state Constitution until November 8, 2008, when Proposition 8 was passed. The day before that, same-sex couples were marrying in California because the highest state court in California had ruled that denying marriage rights to same-sex …
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he helped it through its first obstacle which was approval by congress.
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Article 3, Section 49a(b) "Except in the case of emergency . . . and with a 4/5ths vote of the total membership of each House, no appropriation in excess of the cash and anticipated revenue of the funds from which such appropriation is to be made shall be or is valid."
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The Georgia State Consitution is approximatly 77 pages long.
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a written document that is made up of articles of rules in Georgia it lasted about 10 years
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Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the u.s constitution
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