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Missouri ConstitutionStudy GuideA constitution provides a set of fundamental structure and laws establishing government in the region. It not only guidesthe actions of government officials, but also limits the actions of government.The United States has operated under a federal form of government since our Constitution was ratified in 1789. Ourfederal system is one in which powers are divided by the US Constitution between the national government and thecomponent State governments. Missouri may exercise any power that is not exclusively conferred on the NationalGovernment and that conflict with federal laws. When conflicts arise between Missouri laws and federal laws the“Supremacy Clause” established in Article VI of the US Constitution demands that federal law prevails.Missouri has been governed by four constitutions since becoming a State. The first was drafted and presented toCongress before statehood was formally granted in 1821. The State’s second was drafted and adopted in 1865 near theend of the American Civil War. Written with the intent of punishing Missourians who fought for the Confederacy, butwas declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court ten years later. The new Constitution adopted in 1875remained in effect until 1945 when yet another was written and adopted. This same document remains theconstitutional law of Missouri today, although it has been amended numerous times to meet the ever-changing needs ofMissouri and its people.PreambleWe, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for Hisgoodness, do establish this Constitution for the_____________________________________________________.Article I: Bill of RightsSection 1.That all political power is vested in and derived from the __________________...and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.Section 2.That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare ofthe people; that all persons have a natural right to ______________,__________________, the________________________________ and the enjoyment ofthe gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to_________________________ and opportunity under the law...Section 3. That the people...have the...right to alter and __________________theirconstitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safetyand happiness...Section 4.That Missouri is a free and independent state, subject only to the__________________ of the United States....Section 5.That all men and women have a natural and indefeasible right to worshipAlmighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no human authoritycan control or interfere with the rights of conscience; that no person shall, on account ofhis or her religious persuasion or belief, be rendered ineligible to any public office or trustor profit in this state, be disqualified from testifying or serving as a juror, or be molested inhis or her person or estate; that to secure a citizen's right to acknowledge Almighty Godaccording to the dictates of his or her own conscience, neither the state nor any of itspolitical subdivisions shall establish any official __________________Section 7.

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