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HeinOnline has added a new database on state constitutions to its vast collection of content. Edited by Jefri Jay Ruchti, the newly released State Constitutions Illustrated database comprises nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions, including the text of every constitution that has been...
William Penn Statute
William Penn , the founder of Pennsylvania and advocate of religious freedom, was born October 14, 1644*, 375 years ago. It was his influence that set the framework for not only Pennsylvania's Constitution, but also the U.S. Constitution. For researchers interested in exploring this connection,...
September 28 marks the 240th anniversary of the original Pennsylvania Constitution. According to the Pennsylvania Manual , in June of 1776, extralegal committees fed up with the Provincial Assembly that ruled Pennsylvania at that time called a state convention to be held on July 15, 1776. Benjamin...
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