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==[[Article I, Nebraska Constitution|Article I: Bill of Rights]]==
 
==[[Article I, Nebraska Constitution|Article I: Bill of Rights]]==
Article I of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Bill of Rights" and contains 30 sections.
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Article I of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Bill of Rights" and contains 30 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article II, Nebraska Constitution|Article II: Distribution of Powers]]==
 
==[[Article II, Nebraska Constitution|Article II: Distribution of Powers]]==
Article II of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Distribution of Powers" and consists of one section.  
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Article II of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Distribution of Powers" and consists of one section.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article III, Nebraska Constitution|Article III: Legislative]]==
 
==[[Article III, Nebraska Constitution|Article III: Legislative]]==
Article III of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Legislative" and consists of 30 sections.  
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Article III of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Legislative" and consists of 30 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article IV, Nebraska Constitution|Article IV: Executive]]==
 
==[[Article IV, Nebraska Constitution|Article IV: Executive]]==
Article IV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Executive" and consists of 28 sections.  
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Article IV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Executive" and consists of 28 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article V, Nebraska Constitution|Article V: Judicial]]==
 
==[[Article V, Nebraska Constitution|Article V: Judicial]]==
Article V of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Judicial" and consists of 31 sections.  
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Article V of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Judicial" and consists of 31 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article VI, Nebraska Constitution|Article VI: Suffrage]]==
 
==[[Article VI, Nebraska Constitution|Article VI: Suffrage]]==
Article VI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Suffrage" and consists of six sections.  
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Article VI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Suffrage" and consists of six sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article VII, Nebraska Constitution|Article VII: Education]]==
 
==[[Article VII, Nebraska Constitution|Article VII: Education]]==
Article VII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Education" and consists of 17 sections.  
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Article VII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Education" and consists of 17 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article VIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article VIII: Revenue]]==
 
==[[Article VIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article VIII: Revenue]]==
Article VIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Revenue" and consists of 16 sections.  
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Article VIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Revenue" and consists of 16 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article IX, Nebraska Constitution|Article IX: Counties]]==
 
==[[Article IX, Nebraska Constitution|Article IX: Counties]]==
Article IX of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Counties" and consists of five sections.  
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Article IX of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Counties" and consists of five sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article X, Nebraska Constitution|Article X: Public Service Corporations]]==
 
==[[Article X, Nebraska Constitution|Article X: Public Service Corporations]]==
Article X of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Public Service Corporations" and consists of eight sections.  
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Article X of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Public Service Corporations" and consists of eight sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XI, Nebraska Constitution|Article XI: Municipal Corporations]]==
 
==[[Article XI, Nebraska Constitution|Article XI: Municipal Corporations]]==
Article XI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Municipal Corporations" and consists of five sections.  
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Article XI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Municipal Corporations" and consists of five sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XII: Miscellaneous Corporations]]==
 
==[[Article XII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XII: Miscellaneous Corporations]]==
Article XII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Corporations" and consists of eight sections, six of which have been repealed.  
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Article XII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Corporations" and consists of eight sections, six of which have been repealed.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XIII: State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness ]]==
 
==[[Article XIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XIII: State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness ]]==
Article XIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness" consists of four sections.  
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Article XIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness" consists of four sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XIV, Nebraska Constitution|Article XIV: Militia]]==
 
==[[Article XIV, Nebraska Constitution|Article XIV: Militia]]==
Article XIV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Militia" and consists of a single section.  
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Article XIV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Militia" and consists of a single section.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XV, Nebraska Constitution|Article XV: Miscellaneous Provisions]]==
 
==[[Article XV, Nebraska Constitution|Article XV: Miscellaneous Provisions]]==
Article XV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions" and consists of 24 sections.  
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Article XV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions" and consists of 24 sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XVI, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVI: Amendments]]==
 
==[[Article XVI, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVI: Amendments]]==
Article XVI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Amendments" and consists of two sections.  
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Article XVI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Amendments" and consists of two sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XVII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVII: Schedule]]==
 
==[[Article XVII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVII: Schedule]]==
Article XVII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Schedule" and consists of 11 sections, most of which have been repealed.  
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Article XVII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Schedule" and consists of 11 sections, most of which have been repealed.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==[[Article XVIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVIII: Term Limits on Congress]]==
 
==[[Article XVIII, Nebraska Constitution|Article XVIII: Term Limits on Congress]]==
Article XVIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Term Limits on Congress" and consists of eight sections.  
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Article XVIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Term Limits on Congress" and consists of eight sections.<ref name="ne"/>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Northwest Ordinance was passed by the [[Congress]] of the Confederation on July 13, 1787.  It provided for the government of the territories northwest of the [[Ohio]] River and also set the pattern for admission of states into the Union. Nebraska was admitted to statehood on March 1, 1867 by President Andrew Johnson but only after a long wrangle with the Congress. At issue were voting rights for newly-freed slaves and the right of states to determine for themselves who should be allowed to vote. The Nebraska Constitution was adopted by [[constitutional convention]] on June 12, 1875 and was ratified on October 12, 1875.  The Constitution became effective on November 1, 1875.<ref>[http://system.uslegal.com/state-constitutions/nebraska-constitution/ ''U.S. Legal.com'', "Nebraska Constitution," accessed March 30, 2014]</ref>
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Nebraska was admitted as a state on March 1, 1867 by President Andrew Johnson. The Nebraska Constitution was adopted by [[constitutional convention]] on June 12, 1875 and was ratified on October 12, 1875.  The Constitution took effect on November 1, 1875.<ref>[http://system.uslegal.com/state-constitutions/nebraska-constitution/ ''U.S. Legal.com'', "Nebraska Constitution," accessed March 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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Revision as of 12:41, 9 May 2014

Nebraska Constitution
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Preamble
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The Nebraska Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the state of Nebraska.

Features

The Nebraska Constitution consists of a preamble and 18 articles.[1]

From its adoption on October 12, 1875, through 2013, it has been amended 228 times. The creation of the unicameral legislature is only the most notable of many changes.

Preamble

See also: Preambles to state constitutions

The preamble of the Nebraska Constitution states:

We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, do ordain and establish the following declaration of rights and frame of government, as the Constitution of the State of Nebraska.[1]

Article I: Bill of Rights

Article I of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Bill of Rights" and contains 30 sections.[1]

Article II: Distribution of Powers

Article II of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Distribution of Powers" and consists of one section.[1]

Article III: Legislative

Article III of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Legislative" and consists of 30 sections.[1]

Article IV: Executive

Article IV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Executive" and consists of 28 sections.[1]

Article V: Judicial

Article V of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Judicial" and consists of 31 sections.[1]

Article VI: Suffrage

Article VI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Suffrage" and consists of six sections.[1]

Article VII: Education

Article VII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Education" and consists of 17 sections.[1]

Article VIII: Revenue

Article VIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Revenue" and consists of 16 sections.[1]

Article IX: Counties

Article IX of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Counties" and consists of five sections.[1]

Article X: Public Service Corporations

Article X of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Public Service Corporations" and consists of eight sections.[1]

Article XI: Municipal Corporations

Article XI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Municipal Corporations" and consists of five sections.[1]

Article XII: Miscellaneous Corporations

Article XII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Corporations" and consists of eight sections, six of which have been repealed.[1]

Article XIII: State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness

Article XIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness" consists of four sections.[1]

Article XIV: Militia

Article XIV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Militia" and consists of a single section.[1]

Article XV: Miscellaneous Provisions

Article XV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions" and consists of 24 sections.[1]

Article XVI: Amendments

Article XVI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Amendments" and consists of two sections.[1]

Article XVII: Schedule

Article XVII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Schedule" and consists of 11 sections, most of which have been repealed.[1]

Article XVIII: Term Limits on Congress

Article XVIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Term Limits on Congress" and consists of eight sections.[1]

History

Nebraska was admitted as a state on March 1, 1867 by President Andrew Johnson. The Nebraska Constitution was adopted by constitutional convention on June 12, 1875 and was ratified on October 12, 1875. The Constitution took effect on November 1, 1875.[2]

See also

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