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Encyclopedia > 1824 Constitution of Mexico

The 1824 Constitution was the first full constitution adopted by the Mexican Republic. The United Mexican States or Mexico (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered by the United States to the north, and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. ...


Enacted on 4 October 1824, following the overthrow of the short-lived Mexican Empire of Iturbide, the constitution stated that the new republic was to be styled the "United Mexican States" and was to be a representative federal republic of the people, with Roman Catholicism as the state religion. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Mexican Empire was the name of Mexico on two non-consecutive occasions in the 19th century when it was ruled by an Emperor. ... Agustín Cosme Damián de Iturbide y Arámburu (September 27, 1783 – July 19, 1824) was Emperor of Mexico from 1822 to 1823. ... Representative democracy is a form of democracy founded on the exercise of popular sovereignty by the peoples representants. ... The Federal Republic of Germany and its sixteen Bundesländer A federal republic is a state which is both a federation and a republic. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A state religion (also called an established church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state. ...


It's legislature, the Congress, was bicameral. Similar to the United States, its lower house was the Chamber of Deputies (one deputy per 80,000 inhabitants) and upper house the Senate (two senators per state). A president and a vice-president were to be elected, for four-year terms, by the individual state congresses, with the lower house of the federal congress deciding in the event of a tie. Judicial power was in the hands of an eleven-member Supreme Court. A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The Chamber of Deputies is the name given to the lower house of the bicameral legislatures of the following countries: It is also the name given to the unicameral parliaments of the following countries: Historically, the Chamber of Deputies (fr:Chambre des députés) was the lower house of... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, is the highest court in that jurisdiction and functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be appealed. ...


The republic's component parts were the states of Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila y Texas, Durango, Guanaxuato (sic), México, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla de los Ángeles, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sonora y Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Xalisco (sic), Yucatán, and Zacatecas, and the territories of Alta California, Baja California, Colima, and Santa Fe de Nuevo México. Tlaxcala, which had enjoyed special status since the time of the Conquest, was to have its exact status within the federation determined at a later date. Chiapas is a state in the southeast of Mexico. ... The state of Chihuahua is the largest of the 31 states of Mexico and is located in the northwestern part of the country. ... Coahuila y Tejas (or Coahuila and Texas) was one of the constituent states of the newly established United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution. ... Categories: Stub | Mexican states ... Guanajuato is a state in the central highlands of Mexico. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... Michoacán de Ocampo (From michoaque, Nahuatl for those who have fish) is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Nuevo León (Spanish for New León, after the former kingdom in Spain) is a state located in north-eastern Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Oaxaca (Pronounced wa-HA-ka) is in the south west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... Puebla is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro de Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... The Mexican state of San Luis Potosí has an area of 62,848 km². It is in the north-central part of the republic, bordered by the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Zacatecas. ... Sonora y Sinaloa (Sonora and Sinaloa) was one of the constituent states of the Mexican Republic under its Constitution of 1824. ... This article refers to Tabasco state; for the condiment see Tabasco sauce Other Mexican States Capital Villahermosa Other major cities List of municipalities Area 25,267 km² Ranked 24th Population (2000 census) 1,889,370 Ranked 20th Governor (2001-07) Manuel Andrade Díaz (PRI) Federal Deputies (6) PRI = 6... Tamaulipas is a state in the northeast of Mexico. ... The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states that compose Mexico (does not include the Mexican Federal District). ... Jalisco is one of the 31 states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... Baja California (highlighted) Alternative use: Baja California (state) Baja California or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ... Colima is a state in western Mexico. ... New Mexico (Spanish: Nuevo México or Nuevo Méjico) was a province of New Spain that existed from the late 16th century up through the early 19th century. ... Tlaxcala is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ...


This document is also important in the history of the United States for it was to this liberal constitution that the defenders of the Alamo referred on the flag they flew, which was emblazoned with the date "1824". Under this constitution, American and European settlers were drawn to Mexican Texas by its broad promises of freedom. After the Anglo settlers of Texas had become accustomed to their land, however, the political and social conditions suddenly became much less liberal under the harsh rule of President Antonio López de Santa Anna, who rescinded the 1824 Constitution and replaced it with the anti-federalist 1835 Constitution, thereby dissolving the federation of "free and sovereign states" (which were replaced by French-style "departments"), centralising national power in Mexico City, and providing much of the impetus for the secession of Texas and the Mexican-American War. El Álamo The Álamo (formally: San Antonio de Valero Mission) is the name of former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a 19th century Mexican general and dictator. ... A department is a part of a larger organization with a specific responsibility. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) in the South of Mexico, about 2,240 meters (7,349 feet) above sea-level, surrounded on most sides... The Texas Revolution was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Tejas portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States...


See also

Since declaring independence in 1810, Mexico has adopted a number of constitutions or other documents of basic law with constitutional effects. ... The 1917 Constitution of Mexico provides for a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches. ...

External links

  • 1824 Constitution: Text in Spanish
  • 1824 Constitution: English translation
  • 1824 map: state and territory boundaries under this constitution

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1824 Constitution of Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
The 1824 Constitution was the first full constitution adopted by the Mexican Republic.
Enacted on 4 October 1824, following the overthrow of the short-lived Mexican Empire of Iturbide, the constitution stated that the new republic was to be styled the "United Mexican States" and was to be a representative federal republic of the people, with Roman Catholicism as the state religion.
This document is also important in the history of the United States for it was to this liberal constitution that the defenders of the Alamo referred on the flag they flew, which was emblazoned with the date "1824".
Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6188 words)
Mexico was defeated by the United States, resulting in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo, where the United States purchased the remaining disputed territories for $15 million, from which were formed the modern states of California, Nevada, and Utah, and most of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado (see Mexican-American War).
Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north, and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico and is spoken by the majority of the population.
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