Growth of American State Constitutions from 1776 to the End of the Year 1914

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Ginn, 1915 - 308 pages

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Page 19 - That the people inhabiting said proposed states do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof, and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by any Indian or Indian tribes; and that until the title thereto shall have been extinguished by the United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the disposition of the United States...
Page 193 - Whenever it is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety that a law shall go into immediate effect...
Page 126 - That no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion...
Page 127 - The provisions of this Constitution are mandatory and prohibitory, unless by express words they are declared to be otherwise.
Page 137 - ... and will lay in the hearts of men the strongest obligations to true loyalty...
Page 131 - No appropriation shall be made for charitable, industrial, educational, or benevolent purposes to any person, corporation, or community not under the absolute control of the State, nor to any denominational or sectarian institution or association.
Page 133 - The legislature may authorize the employment of a chaplain for the state prison ; but no money shall be appropriated for the payment of any religious services in either house of the legislature.
Page 179 - Judges shall not charge juries with respect to matters of fact, but may state the testimony and declare the law.
Page 130 - And whereas the ministers of the gospel are, by their profession, dedicated to the service of God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their function...
Page 215 - The Legislative authority of the State shall be vested in a Legislature, consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives; but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and amendments to the Constitution and to enact or reject the same at the polls independent of the Legislature, and also reserve power at their own option to approve or reject at the polls any act of the Legislature.

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