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Encyclopedia > Constitution of Vermont

The Vermont Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Vermont. State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ...


The first constitution of Vermont, adopted in 1777, was that of the Vermont Republic. That document was the first written national constitution in North America. At the time Vermont operated independently of the United States; it did not join the United States until 1791. The Vermont constitution was the first in the country to ban slavery, as well as the first to grant voting rights to those who did not own land. 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Vermont Republic was the name of what is now the state of Vermont during the 14 years before it joined the United States as the 14th state. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, erected in Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London Look up Slavery in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Slavery is a condition of control over a person against their will, enforced by violence or other forms of coercion. ... Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... Land is sometimes used synonymously with country. ...


The current constitution of Vermont was adopted in 1793. 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

 

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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. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... The Alabama Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... The Arkansas Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... The Connecticut Constitution is the the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... The Florida Constitution is the document that describes the structure and function of the government ofthe U.S. state of Florida. ... The Louisiana Constitution is the document that describes the structure and function of the government of the state of Louisiana. ... The current Maryland Constitution, 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 governing document of the U.S. state 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. ... …Guy M… (soapbox) July 3, 2005 05:12 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... 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 is the basic document of governance for 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. ... United States territory is any land and territorial (of the land) and adjacent (next to it) waters and airspace under the jurisdiction of the federal government of the United States of America (USA), especially those under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Government. ...

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The constitution of the State of Vermont was first enacted in 1777.
At this time the Republic of Vermont was an independent nation, and did not join the United States until 1791.
The Vermont constitution was the first in the country to ban slavery, and to grant voting rights to non-land owners.
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