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Accession # SRM1824_Constitution

Federal Constitution of the Mexican United States

1824


This constitution attracted settlers from the United States because of its broad promises of freedom and similarities to the United States' constitution. Those similarities included a Congress with an "upper house" and "lower house" resembling the Senate and the House of Representatives, four-year terms for the president and vice president, and a Supreme Court. The constitution was rescinded in 1835 when President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna replaced it with an anti-federalism constitution--an act which fueled the Texas revolution.


Courtesy of the Tarlton Law Library, Jamail Center for Legal Research, The University of Texas at Austin.


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