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Federalism: National vs. State Government - US Government Info
While each of the 50 states has its own constitution, all provisions of state constitutions must comply with the U.S. Constitution. For example, a state constitution ...
Which State Was the First to Incporporate Gun Rights? - Civil Liberties
Pennsylvania became the first American state to grant its citizens gun rights when its state constitution took effect in 1776. However, the Pennsylvania ...
The Federalist Papers No. 58 - US Government Info - About.com
Those who urge the objection seem not to have recollected that the federal Constitution will not suffer by a comparison with the State constitutions, in the security ...
U.S. Supreme Court Jurisdiction - US Government Info - About.com
The Constitution of the United States is a carefully balanced document. It is designed to provide for a national government sufficiently strong and flexible to meet ...
The Federalist Papers No. 44 - US Government Info - About.com
The two former are expressly prohibited by the declarations prefixed to some of the State constitutions, and all of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of ...
First Amendment & Federalism - Does First Amendment Apply to ...
Many opponents of church/state separation try to defend actions by state and local ... Because state governments were free to ignore the American Constitution , ...
Understanding the Ballot Initiative Process - US Government Info
Ballot initiatives are an example of direct democracy in the United States, in which citizens may propose legislative measures or amendments to state constitutions.
The Federalist Papers No. 39 - US Government Info - About.com
According to the constitution of every State in the Union, some or other of the officers of government are appointed indirectly only by the people. According to ...
How To Amend the Constitution - US Politics - About.com
Both Houses of Congress must propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. This is how all current amendments have been offered. Two-thirds of the State ...
The U.S. Constitution: Articles, Amendments and Preamble
Requires that each state must respect the laws of all other states. Article IV ... Defines the Constitution as the supreme law of the United States Article VII - ...
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