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Unformatted text preview: Texas Constitutions GOV 310L Gary Keith Lecture 14 Outline I. II. III. IV. Historical Texas Constitutions Adopting the 1876 Texas Constitution Living with the 1876 Texas Constitution Revising the Constitution I. Historical Texas Constitutions SIX FLAGS! SEVEN CONSTITUTIONS 1827 1836 1845 1861 1866 1869 1876 I. Historical Texas Constitutions Texas Constitutions with links to originals: http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/cons/feat_cons.ht Issues and Delegates at the 1875 Convention: http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/cons/feat_cons II. Adopting the 1876 Texas Constitution Reaction to Reconstruction Reaction to Republicans Ideology Result: limited government Result: constitutional farce III. Living with the Texas Constitution Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas, do ordain and establish this Constitution. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/txconst/toc.html 1 BILL OF RIGHTS 2 THE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT 3 LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT 4 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 5 JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 6 SUFFRAGE 7 EDUCATION 8 TAXATION AND REVENUE 9 COUNTIES 10 RAILROADS 11 MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS 12 PRIVATE CORPORATIONS 13 SPANISH AND MEXICAN LAND TITLES (Repealed Aug. 5, 1969.) 14 PUBLIC LANDS AND LAND OFFICE 15 IMPEACHMENT 16 GENERAL PROVISIONS IV. Revising the Tx Constitution A. Amendment Legislature proposes Voters Ratify 615 proposed since 1876 441 approved 2/3 of House 2/3 of Senate Constitutional Amendments Since 1879 http:// texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/cons/feat_cons Texas Constitutional Growth http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/cons/fe http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/cons/f IV. Revising the Texas Constitution B. Constitutional Convention Repeated efforts throughout 20th century 1974 Constitutional Convention ...
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