POLY SCI chapter 2 summary

POLY SCI chapter 2 summary - Chapter 2 Summary T he ter r i...

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Chapter 2 Summary
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The territory including what is now the state of Texas has operated under seven constitutions. These constitutions have reflected Texas' evolution from a Mexican territory to an independent republic and, finally, to a state of the Confederacy and the United States. Underlying the current constitution are the principles of the popular sovereignty of the citizens, the compact which exists between the state and its citizens, and the prevailing ideal of limited government. While the Texas Constitution reflects many of the U.S. Constitution's attributes, it differs dramatically in length, the nature and number of amendments, and breadth. Amending what is regarded as an antiquated, cumbersome, and oftentimes unmanageable document is simplified by the existence of only legislative-initiated amendments, which are offered for consideration by the voters in off-year elections. Attempts to overhaul the Texas Constitution during the 1970s failed because of legislative gridlock, the general lack of support for reform by the citizenry and
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