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Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission, 1968
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CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION STUDY DOCUMENTS [DECLARATION OF RIGHTS] COMPARISON
Headnotes Present
Constitution
Constitution of
1867
Constitution of
1864
Constitution of
1851
Constitution of
1776
Amendments to
1776 Constitution
Origin of Gov-
ernment: Right
to change.

DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS.
THE DECLARATION
OF RIGHTS.
THE DECLARATION
OF RIGHTS.
THE DECLARATION
OF RIGHTS.
THE DECLARATION
OF RIGHTS.

 
 

 
 
We, the People of the
State of Maryland, grateful
to Almighty God for our
civil and religious liberty,
and taking into our serious
consideration the best means
of establishing a good Con-
stitution of this State for
the sure foundation and
more permanent security
thereof, declare:
We, the People of the
State of Maryland, grateful
to Almighty God for our
civil and religious liberty,
and taking into our serious
consideration the best means
of establishing a good Con-
stitution in this State for
the sure foundation and
more permanent security
thereof, declare:
We, the People of the
State of Maryland, grateful
to Almighty God for our
civil and religious liberty,
and taking into our serious
consideration the best means
of establishing a good Con-
stitution in this State for
the sure foundation and
more permanent security
thereof, declare:
We, the People of the
State of Maryland, grateful
to Almighty God for our
civil and religious liberty,
and taking into our serious
consideration the best means
of establishing a good Con-
stitution in this State, for
the sure foundation and
more permanent security
thereof, declare:
The parliament of Great-
Britain, by a declaratory
ct, having assumed a right
o make laws to bind the
olonies in all cases what-
oever, and in pursuance of
such claim endeavored by
force of arms to subjugate
the United Colonies to an
unconditional submission to
heir will and power, and
having at length constrained

 
 

 
 
Article 1. That all Gov-
ernment of right originates
from the People, is founded
in compact only, and insti-
tuted solely for the good of
the whole; and they have,
at all times, the inalienable
right to alter, reform or
abolish their Form of Gov-
ernment, in such manner as
they may deem expedient.
Article 1. That all Gov-
ernment of right originates
from the People, is founded
in compact only, and insti-
tuted solely for the good of
the whole; and they have,
at all times, the inalienable
right to alter, reform or
abolish their Form of Gov-
ernment, in such manner as
they may deem expedient.
Art. 2. That all govern-
ment of right originates
from the people, is founded
in compact only, and insti-
tuted solely for the good of
the whole; and they have at
all times, the unalienable
right to alter, reform, or
abolish their form of gov-
ernment, in such manner us
they may deem expedient.
Article 1. That all gov-
ernment of right originates
from the people, is founded
in compact only, and insti-
tuted solely for the good of
the whole; and they have at
all times, according to the
mode prescribed in this
Constitution, the unalien-
able right to alter, reform,
or abolish their form of
Government, in such man-
ner as they may deem ex-
pedient.
them to declare themselves
independent states, and to
assume government under
the authority of the people,
therefore, We, the delegates
of Maryland, in free and
full Convention assembled,
taking into our most serious
consideration the best means
of establishing a good con-
stitution in this state, for
the sure foundation, anc
more permanent security
thereof, declare,
1. That all government of
right originates from the
people, is founded in com
pact only, and instituted
solely for the good of the
whole.

 
 
Constitution of
United States:
Supreme Law
of Land.
Art. 2. The Constitution
of the United States, and
the Laws made, or which
shall be made, in pursuance
thereof, and all Treaties
made, or which shall be
made, under the authority
of the United States, are,
and shall be the Supreme
Law of the State; and the
Judges of this State, and all
the People of this State,
are, and shall be bound
thereby; anything in the
Constitution or Law of this
State to the contrary not-
withstanding.
Art. 2. The Constitution
of the United States, and
the Laws made, or which
shall be made, in pursuance
thereof, and all Treaties
made, or which shall be
made, under the authority
of the United States, are,
and shall be the Supreme
Law of the State; and the
Judges of this State, and all
the People of this State,
are, and shall be bound
thereby; anything in the
Constitution or Law of this
State to the contrary not-
withstanding.
Art. 5. The Constitution
of the United States, and
the laws made in pursuance
thereof, being the supreme
law of the land, every citi-
zen of this State owes para-
mount allegiance to the
Constitution and Govern-
ment of the United States,
and is not bound by any
law or ordinance of this
State in contravention or
subversion thereof.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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