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Part one The History of the Nevada Constitution

From: The Nevada State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Michael W. Bowers

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

It has been suggested by at least one Nevada historian that the state’s official slogan, “Battle Born,” is misleading; although the state was born during the Civil War, “no Civil War battles were fought in this region, and the events that threatened the survival of the Union had little direct impact upon [the state], except politically.”1 The history of Nevada’s statehood and poststatehood struggles, however, is replete with political, economic, cultural, and even quasimilitary battles. Conflicts over taxation, racism, religion, and the legitimacy of the state’s...
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