Texas was able to take more care when drafting its first state constitution. Adopted just before annexation, the Constitution of 1845 set forth Texas law in a simple and straightforward manner. Constitutional scholars consider it to have been one of the best-drafted state constitutions.
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Constitution of the State of Texas, adopted in Convention, at the City of Austin 1845. Austin: Printed at the Office of the ‘New Era’, 1845.Download PDF