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Encyclopedia > New Hampshire Constitution
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New Hampshire Constitution

The New Hampshire State Constitution is the primary governing document of the State of New Hampshire ratified on June 2, 1784. It replaced the state constitution of 1776. The document is divided into two parts: Bill of Rights and Form of Government. The subsection of each part is known as an "article." For example, the constitutional provision dealing with free speech and liberty of the press is referenced as Part I, Article 22 or Pt. I, Art. 22. File links The following pages link to this file: Abraham Lincoln Aristotle Ayn Rand Adolf Hitler Al Gore A Modest Proposal Articles of Confederation Arthur Schopenhauer Albert Einstein Amhrán na bhFiann Arthur Conan Doyle Ada programming language Antarctic Treaty System Andrew Jackson Andrew Johnson Adam Smith Bill Clinton Bible... Wikisource is a sister project to Wikipedia that aims to create a free wiki library of primary source texts, and translations of source texts in any language. ...

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Bill of Rights

Part first of the constitution contains many of the same type of the protections in the United States Constitution, including: double jepoardy, free speech, freedom of the press, jury trials, natural rights, quartering of solders, religous freedom, right to bear arms and unreasonable searches and seizures. In most cases the state constitution affords more protection than the U.S. Constitution. A notable example of greater protection is Part I, Article 10 of the state constitution, which allows for the Right of Revolution. Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme...


Form of Government

Part second of the constitution is divided into the following subsections: The General Court; House of Representatives; Senate; Executive Power --- Governor; Council; Secretary; Tresurer, Etc.; County Treasurer, Etc.; Judiciary Power; Clerks of Courts; Encouragement of Literature, Trade, Etc.; and Oaths and Subscrptions Exclusion From Offices, Etc.


1776 Constitution

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Constitution of New Hampshire

On January 5, 1776, the Congress of New Hampshire voted in Exeter to establish a civil governement, and specified the manner and form that government would have. The Congress enacted the Constitution at the urging of the Continental Congress. The 1776 Constitution did not contain a Bill of Rights, nor was it submitted to the people of New Hampshire. File links The following pages link to this file: Abraham Lincoln Aristotle Ayn Rand Adolf Hitler Al Gore A Modest Proposal Articles of Confederation Arthur Schopenhauer Albert Einstein Amhrán na bhFiann Arthur Conan Doyle Ada programming language Antarctic Treaty System Andrew Jackson Andrew Johnson Adam Smith Bill Clinton Bible... Wikisource is a sister project to Wikipedia that aims to create a free wiki library of primary source texts, and translations of source texts in any language. ... Squamscott River Falls in 1907, Exeter, NH Exeter is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... The Continental Congress was the federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. ...


The Constitution established a legislature with two branches: Assembly and Council. The number of representatives of the Assembly was twelve members. The Council was charged with electing the President or governor. The people of the colony were able to elect both representatives and councilors. Together the Assembly and Council were responsible for running the government of the colony.


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