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4 edition of The methods of changing the constitutions of the states found in the catalog.

The methods of changing the constitutions of the states

especially that of Rhode Island

by C. S. Bradley

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Published by A. Mudge & Son, printers in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional conventions -- United States,
  • Constitutions, State -- United States,
  • Advisory opinions -- United States,
  • Rhode Island -- Constitutional law

  • Edition Notes

    The Appendix has special t.p.: Memorandum on the legal effect of opinions given by judges to the executive and the legislature under certain American constitutions / by J.B. Thayer. Boston, A. Mudge & Son, printers, 1885.

    Statement[compiled by C.S. Bradley]
    ContributionsThayer, James Bradley, 1831-1902
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK2421 .B7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination104, [3], 118 p. ;
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24156018M
    LC Control Number22000237
    OCLC/WorldCa33121352

    The United States Constitution is the highest law of the United States of was signed on Septem by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, , it was put into effect, or ratified, by representatives of the people of the first 13 states. When nine of the states ratified the document, they created a union of sovereign states, and a federal government.   The second method prescribed is for a Constitutional Convention to be called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the States, and for that Convention to propose one or more amendments. These amendments are then sent to the states to be approved by three-fourths of .

      The series, Reference Guides To The State Constitutions Of The United States (), covers more than 40 states and provides a summary of each state‰s constitutional history as well as a detailed analysis of the constitution, judicial interpretations, and references to books, articles, and other commentary on the constitutions.   It was the middle of , and Obamacare supporters were stuck. Nineteen states were refusing to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health coverage to .

    a. 2 formal methods for adding amendments to the constitution: 1) Get 2/3rds majority vote in both houses of Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment and a 3/4ths vote of the State Legislature to ratify the amendment. 2) Call a Constitutional convention by 2/3rds of the state legislatures with a 3/4ths vote to ratify the amendment. b. A major problem with the Articles of Confederation had been the nation’s inability to change them without the unanimous consent of all the states. The framers learned this lesson well. One of the strengths they built into the Constitution was the ability to amend it to meet the nation’s needs, reflect the changing times, and address concerns or structural elements they had not anticipated.


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