Constitutions of Texas 18241876
Text of the constitutions and foundational documents of the State of Texas, with original document scans. HTML and PDF formats. Part of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research’s Texas Constitutions 1824-1876 digital collection.
Constitution of Texas
Article 1: “Bill of Rights” Article 1 is the Texas Constitution’s bill of rights. The article originally contained 29 sections; five sections have since been added. Some of the article’s provisions concern specific fundamental limitations on the power of the state. The provisions of the Texas Constitution apply only against the government of Texas.
On February 15, 1876, the current Texas state constitution took effect. This version is the state’s fifth document since Texas achieved statehood. Prior to entering the United States, Texas had an additional two constitutions, the Coahuila y Tejas and the 1836 Constitution of the Republic of Texas. .
State constitutions in the United States
State constitutions are all longer than 8,000 words because they are more detailed regarding the day-to-day relationships between government and the people. The shortest is the Constitution of Vermont, adopted in 1793 and currently 8,295 words long. The longest was Alabama ‘s sixth constitution, ratified in 1901, about 345,000 words long, but.
3.2: The Constitutions of Texas 1812
Table 3.1 Outlines of Texas Constitutions, 1836-1861. The 1836 Constitution The Convention of 1836 wrote both the 1836 Constitution and the Texas Declaration of Independence in early March while the Battle of the Alamo was raging in San Antonio, and one month prior to the defeat of Santa Anna’s forces in San Jacinto.
3: Texas Constitution
The area we call Texas has been governed under nine different constitutions, each a reflection of the political circumstances of the time. One of the first was adopted in 1827 when the Mexican provinces of Texas and Coahuila were, under the authority of the 1824 Mexican Constitution, combined to form the state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Mexican.
Legislative Reference Library Legislation
Thus, the Texas Constitution has been amended 517 times since its adoption in 1876. Search for amendments View reports analyzing proposed amendments See a list of constitutional amendment election dates Source information The official text of the Texas Constitution is available from Texas Constitution and Statutes Online.
The current constitution is the seventh in Texas history. The previous six were the 1827 Constitution of the State of Coahuila and Tejas, the 1836 Constitution of the Republic of Texas, and different versions of the constitution of Texas for the years 1845, 1861, 1866, and 1869.
The Texas Constitution
1845: First State Constitution Upon joining the United States, Texas redrafted its Constitution completely. It became longer and more detailed, although it was still nowhere near the length it would eventually become. This Constitution is notable mainly for creating Texas’ free public school system and school funding system.