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“It Means a New Constitution”

This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing problem of negro suffrage must be settled, as other States are settling it, by Constitutional methods, and to do that we must have the convention. If we read [t]he signs aright, the Democrats last Monday decided the question by electing a Legislature which will act in accordance with the expressed will of the people, and by electing a Governor who will carry out his part of the contract."

Creator: The Montgomery Advertiser
Date: 1900 August 10
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Newspaper artcile

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 10
Grade 6: Standard(s) 2
Grade 7 (Civics): Standard(s) 5
Grade 10: Standard(s) 15
Grade 11: Standard(s) 3
Grade 12 (US Government): Standard(s) 5 6

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