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Newly updated and reflecting the diversity of state policies and the issues that are important to them, State Constitutions of the United States collects, explains, and offers comparison of each of the fifty state constitutions. Its in-depth explorations and easy-to-follow structure reveal individual state priorities, the significance of state constitutions and their impact on issues that affect the day-to-day lives of citizens. This major revision incorporates specific details and describes trends and patterns in state constitutions, drawing on over 380 amendments passed since the first edition of this resource was published in 1998. These amendments address, at the state level, important issues that are also being debated on the national level, such as freedom of religion (Alabama), tobacco (Arizona), death penalty (Florida), and same-sex marriage ...

Virginia
Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia became the tenth state of the United States on June 25, 1788. Richmond is the capital of the “Old Dominion,” as it was dubbed by Charles II of England. Some 42,775 square miles in area, Virginia is bordered by West Virginia and Maryland on the ...

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