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What does the Maine Constitution do?

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Establishes the government of the state of Maine. It provides the requirements and processes that create the government, elect and appoint officials and establish state laws.

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What year was the Maine state constitution approved by the congress?

The Maine state constitution was adopted in 1820. The Maine state constitution was adopted in 1820.

Where was the Maine Constitution written?

in Maine

What part of the Maine Constitution did Thomas Jefferson write?

Thomas Jefferson wrote the educational segment of the Maine constitution.

When did Maine ratify the U.S. Constitution?

The state of Maine never ratified the US Constitution, because it did not have to. Maine was admitted to the Union by act of Congress on March 15, 1820. The US Constitution was already in place and effective and needed no ratification by Maine.

Why was the Maine constitution made?

to establish justice in Maine and religious freedom

Where was the US Constitution writen?


Where can you go to find information about Maine its history of and its government?

Goole under Maine Constitution

When was Maine's Constitution written?

Date Maine Constitution was Written 1819-1820

What is the first state to approve the Constitution?


Which of these states did not have a representative sign the Constitution?


Did the state of Maine sign the US Constitution?

yup! I think they did! ________________________________ Until 1820, Maine was part of Massachusetts. Massachusetts ratified the Constitution on the 6th of February 1788.

Who were the important people in the decision making on the Maine Constitution?

William King led the convention of 210 delegates that met for three weeks in October 1819 to hammer out a Maine state constitution. King later became the first governor of Maine.

Who wrote the Maine Constitution?

Thomas Jefferson and William King

Who were the signers of the Maine constitution?

William King....... William Kendall

When was the Maine state constitution adopted?

July 2, 1776

How many amendments does the Maine State constitution have?

171 amendments

What are the differences between the United States constitution and Maine constitution?

A similarity between Maine's constitution and the United States Constitution is on each preamble it starts of with "We the people of". Hope that helps a little

What compromise is no longer apart of constitution?

maine entered the union as a slave state

What part of the Maine Constitution did William King write?

William King wroted the whole thing

What is the main function of the articles of the constitution?

Start by reading every word of the Maine Constitution. Contextualize each of the Articles by the general concepts grouped thereunder, and the headings.

What is Maine's religion?

Neither Maine, nor any other state, have a 'religion.' The US Constitution prohibits the establishment of a state sponsored religion. Demographically, Maine is predominantly Protestant.

Why was the constitution of Maine written?

A constitution, whether for a state or country, is enacted to establish fundamental laws and principles of a government. Its purpose is to implement a system for the governing of a state or country. A constitution sets basic laws such as the protection of equal rights of all individuals. Depending on the issue, these laws can be contained in the original constitution or in the amendments.In particular, the Maine constitution was written:for religious freedomto establish justice for the state of MaineThe preamble of Maine's Constitution spells it out: "Objects of government. We the people of Maine, in order to establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for our mutual defense, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of liberty, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity, so favorable to the design; and, imploring God's aid and direction in its accomplishment, do agree to form ourselves into a free and independent State, by the style and title of the State of Maine and do ordain and establish the following Constitution for the government of the same."

Has the state constitution of Maine been amended to prohibit same-sex marriage in that state?

No. No such amendment has been made. In fact, same-sex marriage was legalized in Maine on November 6, 2012.

What 2 states were formed out of already existing states when the constitution was written?

Vermont and Maine. They formed out of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Who wrote the constitution for Maine?

== == 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 but it was approved by all 210 delegates to the October 1819 convention in Portland. Thomas Jefferson wrote the educational sections of the Maine Constitution. It was approved by Congress in 1820.William King, Thomas Jefferson, John Chandler, Albion K. Parris, William Pitt Preble, and John Holmes