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  • Description: Constitution
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    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861-01-09
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861-01-09
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Heed Their Rising Voices."

    • 1960-03-29
    • Copy of an advertisement published in The New York Times by the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. The ad describes nonviolent civil rights demonstrations across the South, specifically mentioning a...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Homes Searched! Stores Searched!"

    • 1909
    • "White Men Thrown Into Jail With Negro Criminals, Their Baggage Seized and Searched. For What?" Broadside opposing the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution; it includes statements from several Alabama citizens whose property...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "It Means a New Constitution."

    • 1900-08-10
    • This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • 2009-06-25
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861-02-13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Senator Bankhead Votes 'No.'"

    • 1909-11-09
    • This leaflet reprints a letter that Senator John H. Bankhead wrote to Frank V. Evans, editor of The Walker County News. In it he explains why he does not support the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution. He argues that...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856-06-24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861-02-13
    • "Constitution Adopted! Swearing Allegiance to the New Constitution! President and Vice President Elected! Davis and Stephens!" This article announces the adoption of the Confederate constitution and the election of its executive officers: "The name...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861-04-10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Will the Suffrage Amendment be Ratified?"

    • 1919
    • Flier from the Alabama headquarters of the National Woman's Party, listing states in favor of adding the amendment to the United States Constitution: "The Suffrage Amendment Will Be Ratified by More than Thirty-Six States / Will Alabama Be One of...
    • 2009-09-15
    • Alabama Constitution of 1819.

    • 1819-08-02
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: preamble; declaration of rights; distribution of powers; legislative department; executive department; militia; judicial department; education; impeachment; taxation; and slavery. The...
    • 2011-10-11
    • Alabama Constitution of 1861.

    • 1861-01-07
    • Also known as the "Secession Constitution." The preamble states that "We, the people of the State of Alabama, having separated ourselves from the government known as the United States of America..." The constitution includes the following articles:...
    • 2011-10-07
    • Alabama Constitution of 1865.

    • 1865-09-12
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: declaration of rights; state boundaries and counties; distribution of powers of government; legislative department; executive department; judicial department; state and county officers;...
    • 2011-10-11

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