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We the People of Arizona
December 9, 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Arizona's Constitutional Convention. The Constitution paved the way for statehood, and President Taft authorized Arizona’s statehood on Feb. 14, 1912.
From its inception, the Arizona Constitution was intended to be shaped by the people. As we celebrate our Centennial, learn how Arizonans have kept our constitution unique and alive.
Explore the links below to discover more about both the Arizona and United States Constitutions:
The foundation of Arizona law and government. Online and updated for easy access.
See the very document that put Arizona on the road to statehood.
See how Arizona citizens can directly impact their constitution.
This digital, searchable timeline chronicles every change, or amendment, made to the Arizona State Constitution since 1912. Amendments can originate in the legislature (referendum) or from Arizona citizens (initiative). Our timeline shows referendums in blue and initiatives in copper.
- Referendum amendments originate in the legislature and a majority vote in both houses is required to place the amendment on the ballot.
- Initiative amendments originate with Arizona citizens. They require enough voter signatures on a petition to place the amendment on a ballot.
Navigate the US Constitution with helpful annotations.
Are you up for a challenge? Help restore missing rights to the Bill of Rights!
Learn about the first monument in the U.S. to the Bill of Rights….. right here at the capitol!
Music, stories, and images show how the US Constitution has changed over time.
Explore the original documents that set our government and freedoms.
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