How many words in the Texas constitution?
old Texas Constitution 68,000 words, new Constitution count 80,806 words
The Texas Constitution is one of the longest in the nation and is still growing. As of 2007 (80th Legislature), the Texas Legislature has passed a total of 632 amendments. Of these, 456 have been adopted and 176 have been defeated by Texas voters. Thus, the Texas Constitution has been amended 456 times since its adoption in 1876.
It is an admixture modified in its current form from the Constitution of the Republic of Texas created in 1836. The early Texans produced a restrictive government in part because of their experiences as a state of Mexico. It does contain a Bill of Rights like the US Constitution and many of its elements can be traced to that body of work.
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The Constitution of the Republic of Texas (1836) provided that slaves would remain the property of their owners, that the Texas Congress could not prohibit the immigration of slaveholders bringing their property, and that slaves could be imported from the United States (although not from Africa). Source: Texas State Historical Association