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Difference between the U.S. Constitution and California Consitution?

Compare and contrast.

Are they both attempting to do the same thing. or each set up uniquely for a different purpose?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    State constitutions are set up a bit more specifically than the U.S. Constitution. This is generally because as the U.S. grew, we learned from the past. When setting up a new state, the lawmakers would take into account certain ommisions that they had noticed, or things that they wanted 'written in stone'.

    California's constitution, for example, calls for some very specific rights for person's charged with a crime. The U.S. Constitution is not nearly so specific. You can check it out here.

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_1

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe the main and probably most significant difference between the two is the U.S. Constitution is a body and framework for law concerning the governance of American citizens.

    The California Constitution is basically rules of law designed for fruits and nuts.

  • 1 decade ago

    California's constitution only holds up in the state of California.

    The US Constitution holds up anywhere within the US, or US "annexes".

    Ultimately, the US Constitution over rules any and every state constitution.

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