New Hampshire State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States #39)

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This work provides a general history of the development of the New Hampshire state constitution, beginning with the nation's first written state constitution in 1776. The 1776 constitution was replaced by the constitution of 1784, which, even after 144 amendments in over 200 years, still retains the same basic form of government and many of the articles in the Bill of Rights. This book supplies the full text of each article of the constitution and an analysis of each article's development. Each analysis includes ...

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Overview

This work provides a general history of the development of the New Hampshire state constitution, beginning with the nation's first written state constitution in 1776. The 1776 constitution was replaced by the constitution of 1784, which, even after 144 amendments in over 200 years, still retains the same basic form of government and many of the articles in the Bill of Rights. This book supplies the full text of each article of the constitution and an analysis of each article's development. Each analysis includes a description of amendments to the text and references to cases decided by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

This book offers a historical overview of the development and application of the New Hampshire Constitution. It contains a general constitutional history and an article-by-article commentary, including discussion of important cases. Also included are a bibliographical essay, table of cases, tables relating to constitutional conventions and amendments, and a general index.

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Susan E. Marshall is an attorney and freelance legal writer and editor. She is currently on the board of editors of the New Hampshire Bar Journal and does legal writing contract work for LexisNexis, as well as work in the area of administrative rules for several state agencies.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Foreword by Emeritus Professor of Law, Richard A. Hesse

Acknowledgments

The Constitutional History of New Hampshire

Introduction and Overview

The Temporary Constitution of 1776

Dissent Develops Against the 1776 Constitution

The World's First Modern Constitutional Convention

Adoption of the 1784 Permanent Constitution

The Revision of 1792

Over Eighty Years of Constitutional Satisfaction

Important Changes Reshape State Government in 1877

Constitutional Conventions

Amendments to the Constitution, 1792-2002

Conclusion

New Hampshire Constitution and Commentary

Introduction to Constitutional Commentary

New Hampshire Constitution: Part 1, The Bill of Rights

New Hampshire Constitution: Part 2, The Form of Government

Tables and Appendices

Table 1, Constitutional Conventions in New Hampshire

Table 2, Amendments to the Constitution, 1792-2002

Table 3, Constitution Amendments Proposed for Ratification Grouped by Topic

Appendix 1: Text of 1776 Constitution

Appendix 2: Text of 1784 Constitution

Bibliographic Essay

Table of Cases

Index

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