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The Alabama Constitution was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000 words, it is the world's longest constitution. It is said to be approximately forty times the length of the U.S. Constitution.

Also known as "the Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is Montgomery, but its largest city by population is Birmingham.

Alabama has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the State Senate and 105 members of the House of Representatives.


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jeff Sessions
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1997January 3, 2015Link
Richard Shelby
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bradley Byrne
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2014January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Martha Roby
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Mike Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Mo Brooks
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2015Link
Robert Aderholt
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Spencer Bachus
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2015Link
Terri Sewell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The structure of the Alabama judicial system is laid out in the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Alabama Circuit Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system contains six Courts in Alabama. Rulings by these six courts can be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Alabama
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The Heart of Dixie
Capital:   Montgomery
Motto:   Audemus jura nostra defendere
Translation:   We dare to defend our rights
Population:   4.8 million
Area of state:   52,419 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1819
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