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

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

by Susan Marshall, Richard A. Hesse
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311437
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States, #39
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

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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