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Part One The History of the Connecticut Constitution, The History and Development of the Connecticut Constitution

From: The Connecticut State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Wesley W. Horton

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

Studying the constitution of Connecticut is not like studying the Constitution of the United States. The latter created a government where previously there was none. Before 1787, power rested in the thirteen states; the Articles of Confederation no more created a government than the League of Nations did. The founding fathers of 1787 borrowed something from state constitutions, something from English law, something from their revolutionary history, and something from the intellectual age in which they lived. But what they created was something entirely new, the...
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