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ALABAMA.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS
Preamble, ...

1
I. Declaration of Rights,

36
II. State Boundaries and Counties,

2
III. Distribution of Powers of Government, 2
IV. Legislative Department,

42
V. Executive Department,

20
VI. Judicial Department,

16
VII. State and County Officers,

7
VIII. Elections by the People, .
IX. Amendment and Revision of the Constitu-
tion,..

2

CONNECTICUT.
ARTICLES.

Preamble,
I. Declaration of Rights,
II. Of the Distribution of Powers,.
III. Of the Legislative Department,
IV. Of the Executive Department, .

V. Of the Judicial Department, .
VI. Of the qualifications of electors,
VII. Of Religion,
VIII. Of Education,
IX. Of Impeachments,

X. General provisions,
XI. Of Amendments of the Constitution,

SECTIONS.

1
21

1
11
21
3
9
2
2
4
4
1

AMENDMENTS.
ARTICLE

I. Number of Senators.
II. Senatorial Districts. Ratio of Representation.
III. Election of Senators.
IV. Election of Lieutenant-Governor, Treasurer

and Secretary.
V. Election of Comptroller of Public Accounts.
VI. Elections. Manner of holding elections.
VII. Election of Sheriff.
VIII. Qualification of Electors.
IX. Election of Judges of Probate.

X. Election of Justices of the Peace.
XI. Literary Qualifications of Electors.
XII. Judges; their term, tenure of office and

removal.
XIII. Soldiers' vote in the army or navy.

24

ARKANSAS.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Boundaries of the State,

1
II. Declaration of Rights, .
III. Of Departments,

2
IV. Legislative Department,

.( 1.)
Qualifications of Electors, .

.($ 2.)
Time of choosing Representatives,... ($ 3.)
Qualifications of Representatives,... ( 4.)
Qualifications of a Senator, .. ($ 5–8.)
Mode of election and time and priv-

leges of electors,...
Duty of Governor,

.($ 9-21.)
Manner of bringing suits against
the State,

..($ 22-32.)
Mode of Amending the Constitution,
V. Abolition of Slavery,..

1
VI. Executive Department,

26
Militia,

2
VII. Judicial Department,

20
VIII. General provisions,

12
IX. Revenue,

4
Schedule,

9
Ordinances,

7

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FLORIDA.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble.....

1
I. Declaration of Rights, .

26
II. Distribution of the Powers of Government, 2
III. Executive Department, ..

23
IV. Legislative Department,

22
V. Judicial Department, ..

22
VI. The Right of Suffrage and Qualifications of

Officers; Civil Officers and Impeach-

ments and Removals from Office, ..... 18
VII. Militia,
VIII. Taxation and Revenue, .
IX. Census and Apportionment of Represen-
tation, ..

5
X. Education,

2
XI. Public Domain and Internal Improve-
ments,..

3
XII. Boundaries,

1
XIII. Banks and other Corporations,

10
XIV. Amendment and Revision of the Consti-
tution,..

3
XV. Seat of Government,

1
XVI. General Provisions,.

7
XVII. Schedule and Ordinance,

7

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SECTIONS

1
25
6
1

38

GEORGIA.
ARTICLES.

Preamble,
I. Declaration of Rights, .

22

SECTIONS.

1
21

IOWA
ARTICLES

Preamble,
I. Bill of Rights,
II. Right of Suffrage,
III. Distribution of Powers,

Legislative Department
IV. Executive Department,

V. Judicial Department,
VI. Militia,
VII. State Debt,
VIII. Corporations, .
IX. Education and Schools,

School Funds and School Lands, .
X. Amendments to the Constitution, .
XI. Miscellaneous Provisions,.
XII. Schedule,

14

3
7
12
15
7
3
8
15

4

SUB-SECTIONS
II. ($ 1) Powers of Government; Legislative

Power; Eligibility to Office, ..... 6
($ 2) Senatorial Districts, Senate, Senators, 4
($ 3) House of Representatives,

5
($ 4) Rights and Privileges of each House;
Oaths; Passage of Bills,

9
(8 5) Powers and Jurisdiction of General
Assembly, ...

5
($ 6) Creation of Corporations; Grants or

Donations of Public Money,.
III. ($ 1) Executive Power, how vested; Qual-
ifications of Governor, .

5
($ 2) Powers and Duties of Governor; the
Great Seal,...

9
IV. ($ 1) Judicial Power, How Vested ;
Supreme Court,..

4
(2) Superior Court; its organization and
jurisdiction,

12
($ 3) Judges, State's Attorney, Inferior

and County Courts, Justices of the
Peace, Probate Courts,..

5
V. (1) Qualifications of Electors, Elections,

Continuance of Laws and of legal
rights, Miscellaneous provisions,.. 11

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ILLINOIS.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS
Preamble,

1
I. Boundaries,

1
II. Distribution of the Powers of Govern-
ment,

2
III. Legislative Department,

40
Senatorial Districts,

25
Representative Districts,

41
IV. Executive Department,

26
V. Judicial Department,

33
VI. Elections and the Right of Suffrage,. 9
VII. New Counties, ...

7
VIII. Militia,

6
IX. Revenue,

-6
X. Corporations,

6
XI. Commons,
XII. Amendments to the Constitution,

2
XIII. Bill of Rights, ..

26
XIV. Public Debt, .

1
Schedule,

26

KENTUCKY.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Distribution of Powers,

2
II. Legislative Department,
III. Executive Department,

26
IV. Judicial Department,

( 1.)
Court of Appeals,

($ 2-15.)
Circuit Courts,

(S 16-28.)
County Courts,

($ 29-41.)
V. Impeachments,

3
VI. Executive and Ministerial Officers for
Counties and Districts,.

11
VII. Militia,
VIII. General Provisions,

26
IX. Seat of Government,

1
X. Slaves,

3

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II

ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
XI. Education,

2
XII. Mode of Revising the Constitution,. 2
XIII. Bill of Rights, ...

30
LOUISIANA.
TITLES.

ARTICLES.
Preamble, ....

1
I. Emancipation,

2
II. Distribution of Powers,

2
III. Legislative Department,

38
IV. Executive Department, .

26
V. Judicial Department, .

16
VI. Impeachment,

5
VII. General Provisions,.

43
VIII. Corporation of the City of New Orleans, 1
IX. Labor on Public Works, .

2
X. Internal Improvements,

4
XI. Public Education,

7
XII. Mode of Revising the Constitution,. 1
XIII. Schedule,

4
XIV. Ordinance,

4
[The articles are numbered consecutively from 1 to 155.]

MAINE.
ARTICLES

SECTIONS.
Preamble,...

1
I. Declaration of Rights,.

24
II. Electors,

4
III. Distribution of Powers,

2
IV. Part 1. Legislative Power. House of
Representatives,

8
2. Senate,

8
3. Legislative Powers,.

12
V. Part 1. Executive Power,

14
2. Council,...
3. Secretary,

4
4. Treasurer,

4
VI. Judicial Power,

6
VII. Military,

5
VIII. Literature,

1
IX. General Provisions,

8
X. Schedule,

6
Amendments,

8

CHAPTERS.

ARTICLES
Governor,

.(S1) XIII
Lieutenant-Governor,

.(S2) III
Council and the manner of settling

elections by the Legislature... (3) VII
Secretary, Treasurer, Commissary,
&c.,

...(4)
III. Judiciary Power,.

V
IV. Delegates to Congress,
V. The University at Cambridge, and

encouragement of Literature, &c.,.
The University, ..

..(31) III
The encouragement of Literature,
&c.,...

..(32)
Oaths and Subscriptions : incompati-

bility of, and exclusion from offices;
pecuniary qualifications; commis-
sions; writs; confirmation of laws;
habeas corpus; the enacting style;
continuance of officers; provision
for a future revisal of the Constitu-
tion,

XI
Articles of Amendment,.

XXVI

MICHIGAN.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
I. Boundaries,

1
II. Seat of Government,

1
III. Division of the Powers of Government,. 2
IV. Legislative Department,.

48
V. Executive Department,

19
VI. Judicial Department,.

35
VII. Elections,

8
VIII. State Officers,

5
IX. Salaries,

1
X. Counties,

11
XI. Townships,

2
XII. Impeachments and Removals from Office, 8
XIII. Education,

11
XIV. Finance and Taxation,

14
XV. Corporations,

16
XVI. Exemptions,

5
XVII. Militia,

3
XVIII Miscellaneous provisions,

15
XIX. Upper Peninsula.

9
XX. Amendment and Revision of the Consti-
tution,

2
Schedule,

29
Resolutions,

1

ARTICLES.

55

MARYLAND.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
Declaration of Rights,

45
I. Elective Franchise,

8
II. Executive Department,

24
III. Legislative Department,.
IV. Judiciary Department, :
Part 1. General Provisions, ($ 1-16)

2. Court of Appeals, . ($ 17--23)
3. Circuit Courts, ($ 24–30)
4. Courts of Baltimore city, ($ 31-42)
5. Orphans' Court, ($ 43-46)
6. Justices of the Peace,. . ($ 47-48)
7. Sheriffs,

( 49-50)
V. Attorney-General,

(§ 1-6)
State's Attorneys,

(87-11)
VI. Treasury Department,

6
VII. Sundry offices,

9
VIII. Education,

6
IX. Militia and Military Affairs,

3
X. Counties and Townships,

2
XI. Amendments of the Constitution.
XII. Schedule,

($ 1 7)
Vote of the Constitution, ($ 8-10)
Soldiers's Vote,

.($ 11-16)
MASSACHUSETTS.
CHAPTERS.

ARTICLES.
Preamble,
Part 1. Declaration of Rights, . XXX

2. Frame of Government,
I. Legislative Power,..
The General Court..

.($ 1) IV
Senate,..

.(2) IX
House of Representatives, (93) XI
II. Executive Power,

MINNESOTA.
ARTICLES

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Bill of Rights,

17
II. Name and Boundaries,

3
III. Distribution of the Powers of Govern-
ment, ...

1
IV. Legislative Department,

37
V. Executive Department,

9
VI. Judiciary,

15
VII. Elective Franchise, .

7
VIII. School Funds, Education and Science, 8
IX. Finances of the State, and Banks and
Banking,...

13
X. Corporations having no banking privi-
leges,..

4
XI. Counties and Townships,

6
XII. Militia,

1
XIII. Impeachment and Removal from Office,. 13
XIV. Amendments to the Constitution, ... 2
XV. Miscellaneous Subjects,....

5
Schedule,

22
Amendment,

SECTIONS.

30

MISSISSIPPI.
ARTICLES.

I. Declaration of Rights,
II. Distribution of Powers, .
III. Legislative Department,
IV. Judicial Department, .
V. Executive Department,

2
31
28
20

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ARTICLES
Secretary, Treasurer,
Commissary-General

,
&c.,...

:($ 67-70)
County Treasurer, etc.,.. ($71-72)
Judicial Power, ($ 73–81)
Clerks of Courts,

($ 82)
Encouragement of Liter-
ature,...

(83)
Oaths and subscriptions:

exclusion from offices;
commissions; writs;
confirmation of laws;
habeas corpus;
the enacting style;
continuance of officers;
provisions for a future
revision of the Consti-

tution, etc., . .......($ 84–101)
Amendments.

MISSOURI.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Declaration of Rights,

32
II. Right of Suffrage.

26
III. Distribution of Powers,

1
IV. Legislative Department,

35
V. Executive Department,

26
VI. Judicial Department,

26
VII. Impeachments,

2
VIII. Banks and Corporations,

6
IX. Education,

9
X. Militia,

3
XI. Miscellaneous Provisions,

16
XII. Mode of Amending and Revising the
Constitution, ...

3
XIII. Provisions for putting Constitution into
force,...

9
Ordinances adopted by the Convention,

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NEW JERSEY.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Rights and Privileges,

19
II. Right of Suffrage, ...

1
III. Distribution of the Powers of Government, 1

SUB-SECTIONS.
IV. Legislative Department:

Power, how vested; Qualifications; Elec-
tions,

(81) 3
Senate; Classification of Senators,.. (2) 2
General Assembly, ..

.(3) 1
Powers and Privileges of Legislature, ($ 4) 8
Ineligibility of members to other offi-
ces,

(8 5) 3
Revenue; Public credit,

($ 6) 4
Restrictions upon legislation,

.(7) 10
Oaths,..

(§ 8) 1

SECTIONS.
V. Executive Department,

.... 14

SUB-SECTIONS.
VI. Judiciary Department:

Judicial Power, how vested, (1) 1
Court of Appeals,

(2) 6
Impeachments,

(3) 4
Chancellor; Court of Chancery, ($ 4) 4
Supreme Court, .....

($ 5) 3
Inferior Courts of Common Pleas, ...(86) 2
Justices of the Peace,..

(37) 2
VII. Appointing power and tenure of office,
Military officers,

(1) 10
Civil officers,

(2) 11
VIII. General provisions,.
IX Amendments,

1
X. Schedule,

12

NEVADA.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Declaration of Rights,

20
II. Right of Suffrage,

8
III. Distribution of Powers,

1
IV. Legislative Department,

35
V. Executive Department,

22
VI. Judicial Department,

18
VII. Impeachment and Removal from Office,. 4
VIII. Municipal and other corporations,. 10
IX. Finance and State Debt,.

4
X. Taxation,

1
XI. Education,

9
XII. Militia,

2
XIII. Public Institutions,

3
XIV. Boundary,

1
XV. Miscellaneous provisions,

14
XVI. Amendments,

2
XVII. Schedule,

26
Election Ordinance,

14

NEW YORK-1777.
ARTICLES.

Preamble, embracing the Declaration of

Independence.
I. No authority allowed but such as is

derived from the people.
II. Legislative power vested in two distinct

bodies.
III. Council of Revision ; Veto power.
IV. Assembly and Assembly Districts.
V. Census of Electors, at intervals of seven

years.
VI. Mode of election by ballot, with power of

repeal.
VII. Qualifications of electors for Assembly.
VIII. Oaths of electors.
IX. Rights and privileges of the Assembly.
X. Senate, and qualifications of Senatorial

electors.
XI. Term and classification of Senators.
XII. Senatorial Districts; increase in number

of Senators.
XIII. Disfranchisement only allowed by law,

on the judgment of peers.
XIV. Adjournments of the Legislature.

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

ARTICLES.
Part 1. Bill of Rights,

38
2. Form of Government,.. (1)
General Court, .

(2-8)
House of Representa-
tives,

($ 9-24)
Senate,

($ 25-40)
Executive Power-Gov-
ernor,

($ 41-59)
Council,

($ 60-66)

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ARTICLES.
XV. Conferences of th: two Houses ; open

sessions; journals and their publication.
XVI. Limit to number of members in Senate

and Assembly.
XVII. Executive power, how vested; election

of Governor.
XVIII. Term and Powers of Governor.
XIX. Duties of Governor.
XX. Election and Duties of Lieutenant-

Governor.
XXI. President of the Senate to act as Lieu-

tenant-Governor.
XXII, Treasurer; his appointment by special

act.
XXIII. Council of Appointment.
XXIV. Tenure of offices.
XXV. Judicial officers forbidden to hold other

offices.
XXVI. Sheriffs; Coroners.
XXVII. Registers and Clerks in Chancery and in

other courts; Attorneys, &c.
XXVIII. Tenure of office when not fixed; Com-

missions to Judges and Justices.
XXIX. Town and county officers.
XXX. Delegates in Congress.
XXXI. Style of Laws and of writs, or other

proceedings.
XXXII. Trial of Impeachments and Correction of

Errors.
XXXIII, Power of Impeachment vested in the

Assembly.
XXXIV. Counsel allowed to persons on trial on

impeachment or indictment.
XXXV. Continuance of laws.
XXXIV. Confirmation of Colonial grants.
XXXVII. Restriction upon sale of land by Indians.
XXXVIII. Religious freedom.
XXXIX. Exclusion of Ministers and Priests from

office.
XL. Militia ; Magazines of warlike stores.
XLI. Trial by jury; attainder; prohibition

against new courts.
XLII. Naturalization of aliens.

Amendments of 1801, in five articles.

NORTH CAROLINA.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Declaration of Rights,...

25
Constitution agreed upon in 1776, 46

Amendments, 1835.
I. Legislative Department, (16 sub-sections), 4
II. Executive Department,

5
III. Judicial Department, (6 sub-sections),... 4
IV. Miscellaneous Provisions, (6 sub-sections), 4

Amendment of 1854. Preamble and one

section.
Ordinance prohibiting slavery, .

1

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NEW YORK-1821.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Legislative Department,

16
II. Elections; right of suffrage,

4
III. Executive Department,

7
IV. Militia; State officers; judicial officers ;

Sheriffs; Clerks of courts; tenure of
offices,

16
V. Judicial Department,

7
VI. Oaths of office,

1
VII. Bill of Rights; school fund; canal fund;

prohibition against lotteries or the sale
of Indian lands; continuance of laws
and of grants,

15
VIII. Amendments to the Constitution,

1
IX. Schedule,

2

OHIO.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Bill of Rights,

20
II. Legislative Department,

32
III. Executive Department,

20
IV. Judicial Department,

20
V. Elective franchise,

6
VI. Education,

2
VII. Public Institutions,

3
VIII. Public debt and public works,.

13
IX. Militia,

5
X. County and Township Organizations,. 7
XI. Apportionment,

($ 1-11.)
Judicial Apportionment, ($ 12-13.)
XII. Finance and Taxation,

6
XIII. Corporation,

7
XIV. Jurisprudence,

3
XV. Miscellaneous,

8
XVI. Amendments,

3
Schedule,

19
OREGON
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS
Preamble,

1
I. Bill of Rights,

34
II. Suffrage and Elections,

17
III. Distribution of Powers, .

1
IV. Legislative Department,
V. Executive Department,

18
VI. Administrative Department,

9
VII. Judicial Department,

21
VIII. Education and School Lands,

5
IX. Finance,

8
X. Militia,

5
XI. Corporations and Internal Improvements, 10
XII. State Printer,.

1
XIII. Salaries, ...

1
XIV. Seat of Government,

3
XV. Miscellaneous Provisions,

8
XVI. Boundaries, ..

1
XVII. Amendments,

2
XVIII Schedule,

11
PENNSYLVANIA.
ARTICLES.

SECTIONS.
Preamble,

1
I. Of the Legislative Department,

25
II. Of the Executive Department,

15
III. Of Elections,

4
IV. Of Impeachment,

3

31

AMENDMENTS.

1. Election of Justices of the Peace.
2. Extension of the franchise.
3. Allowing a reduction of duties on salt.
4. Election of Mayors in cities.
5. Restoration of salt and auction duties to general

fund.
6. Election of Mayors in cities.
7. Removal of property qualifications for office.
8. Removal of judicial officers.

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