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American state constitutions

a study of their growth

by Hitchcock, Henry

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Published by Putnam in New York, and London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutions, State.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Henry Hitchcock
    SeriesQuestions of the day -- 37
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK2413 .H5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination61 p.
    Number of Pages61
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24155970M
    LC Control Number10011679
    OCLC/WorldCa2937979

      American history: State constitutions. In May , even before declaring national independence, the Second Continental Congress told the states   The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).

    For the last twenty years this book has been cited by every serious writer on early American constitutional development. Any constitutional history of the independent United States must begin with this comprehensive study. Professor Adams combines a European perspective and a thorough knowledge of the antecedents of to create an insightful analysis of the replacement by the revolutionary   This book is a documentary history of the rights found in the American state constitutions adopted between and , examining the tradition of rights prior to from the 13 original states on its own terms and as part of America’s heritage of ://

    Full text of "The law of the federal and state constitutions of the United States, with an historical study of their principles, a chronological table of English social legislation, and a comparative digest of the constitutions of the forty-six states" See other formats   Since the US Constitution came into force in , it has been amended just twenty-seven times, with ten of those amendments coming in the first two years following ratification. By contrast, state constitutions have been completely rewritten on a regular basis, and the current documents have been amended on average times. This is because federal amendments are difficult, so politicians


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