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AND THE

Federal Constitution and Organic Laws of the Territories and Other Colonial Dependencies of the United States of America

COMPILED AND EDITED
BY

Charles Kettleborough, Ph.D.

Director. Indiana Legislative and
Statistical Bureau

B. F. BOWEN & COMPANY
INDIANAPOLIS

1918

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PREFACE

This compilation contains the text of the federal constitution and the constitution of each of the forty-eight states, to which are added the organic laws of the territories and insular possessions. In all cases the constitutions are given as amended to date. A note is appended to each article and section amended indicating whether the amendment was proposed by an initiative petition or by the legislature, the date of proposal and the date of ratification. Articles and sections which were added to the constitutions after their adoption are designated as "new" articles or "new" sections. For the convenience of students who are interested in the evolution and historical development of constitutions the text of all articles and sections which have undergone amendment, not given in Thorpe's Constitutions and Charters, are included in this compilation. The compiler is aware that the reproduction of the text of all amended articles and sections, whether given in Thorpe or not, would add to the value of the work, but the imperative necessity of compressing the work into one volume rendered that plan impracticable, and it was abandoned.

CHARLES KETTLEBOROUGH.

Indianapolis, Indiana, September 7, 1917.

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