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Videos: The Constitution

Ben Barnes on taxation and Texas Constitution
Former Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes discusses how the Texas Constitution shapes taxation policy.
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section 4.4
Former Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes recalls politics becoming enmeshed with attempts at constitutional revision in the early 1970s.
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section 6.0
Bill Hobby on difficulties in funding public education
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby discusses the difficulties of fulfilling the Texas Constitution's promise to provide public education.
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section 4.4
State Rep. Morrison on the part-time legislature
State Representative Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria) on the pluses and minuses of Texas's part-time legislature.
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section 4.3
State Representative Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria) connects higher education to K-12 education.
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section 4.4
Craig Washington on the Texas constitution and constitutional conventions.
Craig Washington on the Texas constitution and constitutional conventions.
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section 3.2
Mark White discusses separation of powers in government.
Mark White discusses the separation of powers in both American and Texas government.
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section 4.3

Features: The Constitution

How the U.S. Constitution distributes power
How the U.S. Constitution distributes power
section 1.0
How the U.S. Constitution imposes requirements
How the U.S. Constitution imposes requirements
section 1.0
Images of the flags flown over Texas
Images of the flags flown over Texas
section 2.0
Capitol has changed with the constitution.
Capitol has changed with the constitution.
section 2.0
Texas Constitutions with links to originals
Texas Constitutions with links to originals
section 2.0
U.S. Constitution Civil War amendments
U.S. Constitution Civil War amendments
section 2.6
Constitutional Convention of 1875
Constitutional Convention of 1875
section 2.7
Biography of Governor E.J. Davis
Biography of Governor E.J. Davis
section 2.7
Images of the original 1876 constitution
Images of the original 1876 constitution
section 3.0
Trends in state constitutional change
Trends in state constitutional change
section 3.1
Model state constitution
Model state constitution
section 3.1
A look at the sizes of state constitutions
A look at the sizes of state constitutions
section 3.2
Table of contents: U.S. and Texas Constitutions
Table of contents: U.S. and Texas Constitutions
section 4.0
Bills of Rights from the U.S., Texas, and UN
Bills of Rights from the U.S., Texas, and UN
section 4.2
Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
section 4.4
Comparing turnout in constitutional elections
Comparing turnout in constitutional elections
section 4.5
Proposed constitutional amendments since 1879
Proposed constitutional amendments since 1879
section 4.5
U.S. and Texas amendment processes
U.S. and Texas amendment processes
section 4.5
Comparing homestead exemption in the states
Comparing homestead exemption in the states
section 4.6
Local government in the Texas Constitution
Local government in the Texas Constitution
section 5.0
Counties in the Texas Constitution
Counties in the Texas Constitution
section 5.0
Trying to rewrite the Texas Constitution
Trying to rewrite the Texas Constitution
section 6.2

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University of Texas at Austin
3rd Edition - Revision 103