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Unformatted text preview: Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt Texas Constitution GOVT 2302: American Politics Patrick Brandt Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt U.S. and State Constitutions We live under two constitutions: Texas Constitution U.S. Constitution The present Texas Constitution is the seventh constitution adopted by the state Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt Function of a state constitution Legitimate state political institutions Delegate power between the branches and levels of government Prevent the concentration of political power by providing a system of checks and balances Limit political power Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt Similarities of US and States Power reserved to the people Three branches of political power Checks and balances Federalism Texas Constitution Patrick Brandt TX Constitutions The Constitution of 1827 was written after Mexicos independence from Spain. The Constitution of 1836 was written as Texas won its independence from Mexico. The Constitution of 1845 was written as Texas was admitted as a state. The Constitution of 1861 was written after secession from the union....
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Richland Community College.

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