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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Introduction

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

The story of the Iowa Constitution takes one on a journey through some of the most important transitions in American legal and political history—the transitions from the twilight years of Jacksonian democracy to the rise of the Republican party, from an era of explicit discrimination on the basis of race and sex to an era of textually proclaimed legal equality, and from skepticism about banks and paper money to reliance upon a national currency, to name just a few. Of course, Iowa’s constitutional story is also rooted in the particularities of Iowa itself,...
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