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Unformatted text preview: 14/09/2007 12:45:00 ← Constitutions and more constitutions ← ← A. overview-constitutional law vs. statutory law ← Constitutional law- rules of the game. ← We keep changing the rules because our unstable political culture ← Statutory law- constitutional, practical laws (Speed Limits) ← ← B. History ←-Pre Civil War Constitutions ← 1812- ←-we joined the union; didn’t have guarantees like US constitution did. More like Kentucky’s constitution. ←-Limited suffrage. ←-malapportionment-people in charge wanted to stay in charge. • Unequal distribution of prepresentatives ← 1845 ← People in charge still wanted to stay in charge, but there were still the same problems ← 1852 ← Basically the same. Remember them as a pact. ← People who didn’t get to vote, put a lot of pressure on people in charge and got a new constitution . In 1845 voting rights were expanded a little bit. People in charge new constitution ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.
- Spring '09
- Political Culture