Exemplification Essay: The Old Constitution

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The old constitution was hated by both the leading and ordinary citizens for some reasons. The leading citizens thought it barred them from public office because of their involvement with the Confederacy, while the ordinary too hated it for because it had been created under pressure from Washington and the Radical Republicans, it centralized political power and strengthened public institutions, it also promoted an activist social agenda, and it was incomplete. A new constitutional convention was formed and later submitted the new constitution to the public for ratification of which a large majority voted to adopt it on February 15, 1876. This context made the new constitution overly long, very detailed, disorganized, and poorly written The
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