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Speech of Leroy Pope Walker, President of the Constitutional Convention of 1875, to the Convention, p. 5-7

In this speech, Walker talks about the problems he believes the 1868 Constitution had and what he believed the Convention needed to accomplish in the new document. Walker called the 1868 Constitution "a piece of unseemly mosaic, composed of shreds and patches here and there, incongruous in design, inharmonious in action, discriminating and oppressive in the burthens it imposes..."

Creator: Journal of the Constitutional Convention of 1875
Date: 1875
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Speech

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 9
Grade 5: Standard(s) 12
Grade 7 (Civics): Standard(s) 4 5
Grade 10: Standard(s) 15
Grade 12 (US Government): Standard(s) 5 6 7

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