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Maryland State Constitution

Maryland State is found on the East Coast of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic region, among the great commercial and population complex that stretches from Maine to Virginia (History Channel, 2011). It was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.Maryland has had four constitutions the first was adopted in November 1776. In June 15, 1851 there was a second Constitution adopted and the third in October 1864 finally the fourth and last was adopted in September 1867 (Archives of Maryland, 2009). The Maryland Constitution consists of amendments projected by the general assembly and ratified by the voters. Responsibility for promoting the public interest is assigned to specific officers and agencies of State government and actual governing authority remains with the registered voters of Maryland. To vote, a citizen must register with the local board of elections. A registered voter must be eighteen years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Maryland thirty days prior to the date of an election (Archives of Maryland, 2009).
One of the most important articles in the Maryland State Constitution is the Declaration of rights, which shows the rights and laws that were put in place to protect the residents of Maryland. This Declaration gives the people an explanation of the laws and rules put in place to work for the people of Maryland. “The key source of power and authority for governing the State of Maryland lies with its residents (Archives of Maryland, 2009).” The Constitution's Declaration of Rights states that all Government originates from the people and instituted solely for the good of the whole and they have, at all times, the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their form of government (Archives of Maryland, 2009).
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