Ch 20 - Ch. 20- The Texas Constitution (part 1) 10/31/07...

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Ch. 20- The Texas Constitution (part 1) 10/31/07 Differences between state and national constitutions National government has delegated powers- they don’t have the right to act unless the constitution specifically states they have the power to Reserved powers- Powers not delegated to the government or the people of the states U.S. constitution is flexible, it changes over time and to adapt to current issues; its brief… 7,400 words Texas constitution different; long and contains a lot of restrictions because Texans don’t like big government; constitution only allows amendments… not statutes; not a flexible document; very clear 6 constitutions since declaring independence from Mexico in 1836 ? 1876= current constitution Constitution of the republic of Texas- independent country now; response intended to create more liberal immigration policy for people coming into America and the establishment of English and Spanish speaking school; originally indented to guarantee slaveholders to be able to keep their slaves; 1836 about 5,00
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch 20 - Ch. 20- The Texas Constitution (part 1) 10/31/07...

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