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<p align="justify">''The foundational document for Alabama's government is the Alabama Constitution, which was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000+ words, it is the world's longest constitution and is roughly forty times the length of the U.S. Constitution. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state must be approved by the entire Alabama legislature and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is Montgomery but its largest city by population is Birmingham. Currently, Alabama has two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the Alabama State Senate and 105 members of the Alabama House of Representatives.''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''The foundational document for Alabama's government is the [[Alabama Constitution]], which was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000+ words, it is the world's longest constitution and is roughly forty times the length of the [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]]. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state constitution must be approved by the entire [[Alabama State Legislature]] and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as "the Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is [[Montgomery, Alabama|Montgomery]], but its largest city by population is [[Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham]]. <br><br>Currently, Alabama has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. Senate]], a total of six members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. House of Representatives]], 35 members of the [[Alabama State Senate]] and 105 members of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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Welcome to Alabama on Ballotpedia!


The foundational document for Alabama's government is the Alabama Constitution, which was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000+ words, it is the world's longest constitution and is roughly forty times the length of the U.S. Constitution. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state constitution must be approved by the entire Alabama State Legislature and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as "the Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is Montgomery, but its largest city by population is Birmingham.

Currently, 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 Alabama State Senate and 105 members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

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National politics in Alabama


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Alabama



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, 2015 November 4, 2014Link
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, 2015November 4, 2014Link
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 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 Yellowhammer State
Capital:   Montgomery
Motto:   We dare defend our rights
Population:   4.8 million
Area of state:   52,419 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1819
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