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

From: The Arizona State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John D. Leshy

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 May 2021

Admitted to the Union as the forty-eighth state on February 14, 1912, Arizona is still operating under its original constitution. Although this charter has been modified by 151 amendments since statehood, it has not undergone fundamental revision. Most changes have been relatively minor, although several modern ones, especially those putting fiscal constraints on government (which contain a level of detail inappropriate to a constitution), have added substantially to the constitution’s length. The organization, structure, and most of the substance of the original...
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