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Texas Constitution Question #2

A couple centuries ago, to be specific 1827 was the year of the very first Texas Constitution. The first Texas constitution was called, The Constitution of Coahuila y Tejas. The population of what is now Texas was about four-thousand. Before declaring its independence from Mexico, Texas operated under the Mexican Constitution where there were two houses of congress. The lower house was composed of deputies serving two year terms. In the upper house, senators served four year terms and were selected by state legislatures. Texas’s break with Mexico was in large part a constitutional crisis that culminated in separation. Political conventions were held because the Texas citizens weren’t happy with the placement they had under the Mexican system. The fact that none of the demands of the citizens were granted by the Mexican government, calls for separate statehood fo...

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