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Rewrite Our Constitution

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The Constitution of North Carolina was written in 1868 while the state was still under military rule following the Civil War. Many feel it should be rewritten because of its many archaic provisions. Attempts were made in 1933 and 1959 to modernize the document, but both failed. Interestingly, the man who is called the \"father of the N.C. Constitution\" was Albion W. Tourgee, a colorful carpetbagger.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 13, Dec 1967, p9, por