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First Texas Constitution
1836
Texas bacame its own country, The REpublic of Texas
Second TX Constitution
1845
Texas entered the Union
Third TX Cons
1861
TX became part of the Confederacy
4th TX Cons.
1866
Confederacy lost the war and TX rewrote Cons. to reneter Union
5th TX Constitution
1869
Radical Republicans- Convention
Pregessive beliefs- free slaves should have rights
6th TX cons.
1876
set for weak state govt. plural executive
Weak TX legislature
meet every other year--gives local freedon, power to county andlocal govt
democratic control
people have the maximum control
Federalism
1. a way to have many different viewpoints
2. combines unitary and condfederation
unitary government
political power is held in the cenral government
confederation (republic)
loose association of states that lend power to the central govt. power set in states.
Advantages of Republic
1. intimate self-rule
2. homogeneity
3. general will
intimate self-rule
the governed have impact in the govt
homogeneity
comity, sameness--friendly feeling, easier to get along, less social strife
general will
will is realized by the polity

ex. political equality doesn't happen overnight, people have the will to change
advantages of confederation
1. strength
2. prosperity
increase intellectual activity
disadvatages of republic
faction- homogeneity, easy to breed and manipulate
disadvsatages of cenfederation
1. heterogeneity - diferences breed conflict
2. nationalism- "my state first"