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Part Two The North Carolina Constitution and Commentary, Art.I Declaration of Rights

From: The North Carolina State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John V. Orth, Paul Martin Newby

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 March 2023

That the great, general, and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, and that the relations of this State to the Union and government of the United States and those of the people of this State to the rest of the American people may be defined and affirmed, we do declare that: Most sections of Article I may be traced back through the 1868 constitution to the Revolutionary Constitution of 1776. Originally a separate document, the declaration of rights was first incorporated as Article I in 1868, when the present...
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