FACTOID # 1: Idaho produces more milk than Iowa, Indiana and Illinois combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Connecticut Constitution
Jump to: navigation, search

The Connecticut Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was approved by referendum on 14 December 1965 and proclaimed by the Governor as adopted on 30 December. It is the second constitution that the state has had (although many recognize a third). It consists of 14 articles, and has been amended 30 times. A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... Amendment has at least two meanings: An amendment is a formal alteration to any official document or record, typically with the aim of improving it. ...

Contents


Articles

The constitution consists of fourteen articles:

  1. Declaration of Rights - Analogous to the United States Bill of Rights, providing rights to speech, assembly, speedy trial, bearing of arms, and religion, among others.
  2. Of the Distribution of Powers - Establishes three branches of government in the state: legislative, executive, and judicial.
  3. Of the Legislative Department - Creates a two-house legislature, sets standards for districting, elections, and ethics.
  4. Of the Executive Department - Sets terms, requirements, and powers of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller.
  5. Of the Judicial Department - Establishes supreme, superior, and lesser courts, and the rules that govern how judges are chosen.
  6. Of the Qualifications of Electors - Lists age and residency requirements for voters.
  7. Of Religion - Reiterates the right to free practice of religion.
  8. Of Education - Charters a free elementary school school system, the University of Connecticut, and Yale College.
  9. Of Impeachments - Sets rules for impeachment and treason trials.
  10. Of Home Rule - Gives the general assembly the right to delegate authority to cities and towns.
  11. General Provisions - The oath of office, restrictions on salary raises, and other miscellaneous rules.
  12. Of Amendments to the Constitution - Establishes the method of amending the state constitution.
  13. Of Constitutional Conventions - Creates the method of calling for a special convention to amend or revise the constitution.
  14. Of the Effective Date of This Constitution - The constitution became effective after approval by a popular vote and proclamation by the governor.

United States Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... Ethics is the branch of axiology – one of the four major branches of philosophy, alongside metaphysics, epistemology, and logic – which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to define that which is right from that which is wrong. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... 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. ... In law, and more specifically, in the Anglo-American common law legal tradition, a superior court is a court of general jurisdiction over all, or major, civil and criminal cases. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts flagship land-grant university. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ...

Amendments

The state constitution has been amended 30 times:

  1. 25 November 1970 - Created the position of Attorney General.
  2. 25 November 1970 - Changed the minimum age of state senators and representatives to 21.
  3. 25 November 1970 - Requires annual – not biennial – general sessions of the legislature.
  4. 22 December 1972 - Establishes a six-person jury for criminal trials (twelve for capital offenses), and the right of peremptory challenge.
  5. 27 November 1974 -
  6. 27 November 1974 -
  7. 27 November 1974 -
  8. 27 November 1974 -
  9. 24 November 1976 -
  10. 24 November 1976 -
  11. 24 November 1976 -
  12. 24 November 1976 -
  13. 26 November 1980 -
  14. 26 November 1980 -
  15. 26 November 1980 -
  16. 26 November 1980 -
  17. 24 November 1982 -
  18. 24 November 1982 -
  19. 24 November 1982 -
  20. 24 November 1982 -
  21. 28 November 1984 -
  22. 28 November 1984 -
  23. 28 November 1984 -
  24. 19 November 1986 -
  25. 19 November 1986 -
  26. 28 November 1990 -
  27. 25 November 1992 -
  28. 25 November 1992 -
  29. 27 November 1996
  30. 29 November 2000 -

November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime. ... Peremptory challenge usually refers to a right in jury selection for the parties to a court case to reject a certain number of potential jurors without having to give any reason. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Earlier Connecticut constitutions

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1638) is considered by many to be the state's first constitution, although it was adopted while the state was still an English colony. The document recognized no allegiance to England but instead an independent government. The Charter of the Colony of Connecticut (1662) officially superseded the Fundamental Orders, but the local government continued operating under the previous rules. Even after the American Revolutionary War, the state retained its same constitution for another 40 years. The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut council on January 14, 1639. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Evan is so hot, sexy, and cool! Remember that. ... Events March 18 – Short-timed experiment of the first public buses holding 8 passengers begins in Paris May 3/May 2 - Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England – as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England May 9 - Samuel Pepys witnessed a Punch and Judy... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen North American colonies. ...


It wasn't until the passage of the first state constitution in 1818 that the colonial charter was abolished, and political ties to England were officially broken. The constitution is also notable for having reversed the earlier Orders and provided the freedom of religion. 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


On 1 October 1901 Connecticut residents voted nearly 2-to-1 in favor of calling of a constitutional convention to revise the constitution. A convention was held, and a revised constitution was proposed. On 16 June 1902, residents rejected the revised constituion more than 2-to-1. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

 
United States subnational constitutions (edit)
United States state constitutions
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawai‘i | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Navada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Constitutions of United States territories
American Samoa | Guam | Northern Mariana Islands | Puerto Rico | United States Virgin Islands

In the context of the United States of America, a state constitution is the governing document of a U.S. state, comparable to the U.S. Constitution which is the governing document of the United States. ... The Alabama Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Arkansas Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Jump to: navigation, search The California Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of California. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of Florida, and establishes the basic law of the state. ... The Constitution of Hawaii refers to various legal documents throughout the history of the Hawaiian Islands that defined the fundamental principles of authority and governance within its sphere of jurisdiction. ... PREAMBLE We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and... The Great Seal of Maryland The current Constitution of Maryland, which was ratified by the people of the state on September 18, 1867, forms the basic law for the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the fundamental governing document of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The Constitution of the State of Minnesota was initially approved by the residents of Minnesota Territory in a special election held on October 13, 1857, and was ratified by the United States Senate on May 11, 1858, marking the admittance of Minnesota to the Union. ... The constitution of Mississippi is the governing document of Mississippi. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: New Hampshire Constitution The New Hampshire State Constitution is the primary governing document of the State of New Hampshire ratified on June 2, 1784. ... The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the highest law of the state. ... The North Carolina Constitution is the governing document of North Carolina. ... The Oregon Constitution is a U.S. state constitution, the governing document of the American state of Oregon. ... The South Carolina Constitution is the governing document of South Carolina. ... The Tennessee State Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules (and means for changing them) of the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... The Texas Constitution is the document that describes the structure and function of the government of Texas. ... The Vermont Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Vermont. ... The Constitution of Virginia is a United States state constitution. ...

External links

  • Text of the Connecticut constitution, including amendments.
  • Text of the Fundamental Orders and colonial charter
  • Text of the 1818 Constitution

  Results from FactBites:
 
Connecticut Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (723 words)
The Connecticut Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
It wasn't until the passage of the first state constitution in 1818 that the colonial charter was abolished, and political ties to England were officially broken.
On 1 October 1901 Connecticut residents voted nearly 2-to-1 in favor of calling of a constitutional convention to revise the constitution.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m