The Connecticut Constitution

Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1900 - 140 páginas

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Página 73 - Article I. Declaration of Rights. That the general great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established — We declare Sec. 1. That all freemen when they form a social compact, are equal in rights...
Página 20 - Commonwealth; and do, for ourselves and our successors and such as shall be adjoined to us at any time hereafter, enter into combination and confederation together...
Página 20 - God by the wise • lisposiiion of his divine providence so to order and dispose of things that we the Inhabitants and Residents of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield are now cohabiting and dwelling in and upon the River of Connectecotte and the lands thereunto adjoining ; and well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God...
Página 92 - Whenever a majority of the House of Representatives shall deem it necessary to alter or amend this Constitution, they may propose such alteration and amendments; which proposed amendments shall be continued to the next General Assembly, and be published with the laws which may have been passed at the same session; and if two-thirds of each House, at the next session of said Assembly, shall approve the amendments proposed, by yeas and nays, said amendments shall, by the Secretary, be transmitted to...
Página 94 - that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Página 20 - PREAMBLE. The people of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good providence of God in having permitted them to enjoy a free government, do, in order more effectually to define, secure, and perpetuate the liberties, rights, and privileges which they have derived from their ancestors, hereby, after a careful consideration and revision, ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of civil government: ARTICLE FIRST.
Página 92 - State ; whose duty it shall be to present the same to the inhabitants thereof, for their consideration, at a town meeting, legally warned and held for that purpose ; and if it shall appear in a manner to be provided by law, that...
Página 24 - If no person shall have a majority of the whole number of said votes, or if two or more shall have an equal and the greatest number of said votes, then said Assembly, on the second day of their session, by joint...
Página 12 - That in each State entitled under this apportionment, the number to which such State may be entitled in the Fifty-third and each subsequent Congress, shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory, and containing, as nearly as practicable, an equal number of inhabitants.
Página 31 - Distribution of the powers of Government. 1. The powers of the Government of the State of Florida, shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate body of Magistracy, to wit : Those which are Legislative to one; those which are Executive to another; and those which are Judicial to another.

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