Essay Topic: Texas Constitutional Reform


Be sure to follow all formatting guidelines provided in the syllabus. Your final work product must have a cover page with a word count, an essay that is 3-4 pages in length and a works cited page. The minimum writing requirement expectation is two full pages. (around 900 words without citations) If the minimum expectations are not met, the assignment will be marked incomplete. Be sure to provide a proper citation in MLA or APA format for all works consulted on a separate works cited page. **The minimum research criteria is the use of 2-3 scholarly source (articles from a peer-reviewed academic journal).**

Essay Questions: Include all:

1. What are the four functions of a Constitution?
2. How are those principles reflected in the current Texas Constitution?
3. Which of those principles is least reflected?
4. How are those principles relevant in Modern Texas Politics and the way the state is governed? Provide a current events example to support your answer.
5. Why has the current Texas Constitution been amended so many times?
6. What are the three most important problems with the current state Constitution?
7. What ideas have been discussed to resolve those three specific issues?
8. What types of special interests are involved when Constitutional changes are advocated?
9. Identify and discuss a contemporary Constitutional reform group you find interesting.
10. Is it necessary to have another Constitutional Convention to address the problems with the current Texas Constitution? Why or why not?

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Texas Constitution

The United States Constitution, which has survived over 200 years, has three main functions, which include the separation of power, check and balances, federalism and limited government and finally protects the rights of American citizens. Every constitution thrives on enhancing a stable and productive interaction between the various entities of the government as outlined.
Similarly, as outlined in the federal constitution, every state constitution must meet the four principles of a constitution and maintain stability between the entities. The constitution of Texas enhances productive co-existence by developing clearly defined powers and responsibilities of the each arm of the government. Article three of the constitution defines the members and parties of the legislative departments including their powers and limitations. Majorly, the limitations ensure that the arms do not make decisions that undermine or infringe the supremacy and independence of the other arms....

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