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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 
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