The Constitution of Virginia is a United Statesstate constitution. 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. ...
It consists of twelve Articles:
Article I - Bill of Rights
Article II - Franchise and Officers
Article III - Division of Powers
Article IV - Legislature
Article V - Executive
Article VI - Judiciary
Article VII - Local Government
Article VIII - Education
Article IX - Corporations
Article X - Taxation and Finance
Article XI - Conservation
Article XII - Future changes
Constitution of Virginia.
Categories: Law stubs | Virginia law | Government of Virginia | U.S. state constitutions
Virginia was required to adopt a new constitution in order to rejoin the Union and end the Federal occupation of "Military District #1" and restore Virginia as a state withing the Federal system.
Virginia was the largest colony, and its leaders were prominent in the creation of the new country during the American Revolution...
Instead, Virginia's quarter will be issued at the end of 2000, right after New Hampshire's quarter, because Virginia was the tenth state to ratify the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation that had been adopted in 1781.
The Constitution of Virginia is the document that defines and limits the powers of the state government and the basic rights of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The constitutional convention that drafted the fifth VirginiaConstitution, first meeting in December 1867, was dominated by Judge John Underwood to the extent that the resulting Constitution was known as the "Underwood Constitution".
The resultant 1902 VirginiaConstitution accomplished this goal by requiring that all prospective voters had to pay poll taxes or pass a literacy test, though the Constitution had an exemption for military veterans and sons of veterans, who were virtually all white.
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