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Texas Constitutions Generally reflect the interests of those who write them Texas’ current Constitution is one of the most restrictive and is a statutory versus liberal constitution Current Constitution is second longest and one of the most amended 1836 Republic of Texas Written after declaring independence from Mexico product of Anglo American culture of Southern planters almost a word for word copy of US constitution, similar to other Southern states some elements of and Spanish and Mexican law 1845 Texas State Constitution Written in preparation for entry to the United States Texas annexed to US on December 29, 1845 as 28 th state Believed by many to be the best of all state constitutions of its time straightforward and simple 1861 Texas State Constitution
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Texas secedes from US in February of 1861 Changes include an apology/defense of slavery and state’s rights Basically same as 1845 but with necessary changes to become a part of the Confederate States of America 1866 Texas State Constitution Written to attempt to regain entry into the United States of America Nullified secession, and abolished slavery Included racist and segregationist provisions, Black Codes Written to satisfy Unionists but did not satisfy new requirements directed by 1867 Reconstruction Act 1869 Texas State Constitution
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