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GOV 310L TEXAS: The Texas Constitution
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The Constitution of Coahuila y Tejas instructed the legislature to promote education. Why was this policy directive particularly important?
The idea remained throughout the various constitutions of Texas and is included in our current constitution.
Excluding the preamble, how many articles are in the Texas Constitution?
How much focus did the framers give to the legislative branch in the constitution?
The legislative branch occupies the first and longest of the three articles dealing with the branches of government.
Article VIII of the Texas Constitution establishes provisions for fiscal authority. What were the farmers trying to achieve in this section?
to limit the legislature's ability to impose taxes
Which of the following features of state constitutions makes it often easier for policy advocates to try to shape national policy by first shaping state constitutions?
State constitutions are easier to amend.
What was the ultimate effect of the constitution framers' choice to work at a fast pace and forego the use of stenographer?
The current Texas Constitution is very difficult to understand.
During which year was the current Texas Constitution first drafted?
What kind of courts did the constitution establish?
Which of the following was included among the educational public policies specified in the Radical Republican Constitution of 1869?
compulsory school attendance
What did Thomas Jefferson believe about the longevity of constitutions?
They should be rewritten each generation.
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