Podcast – The 1851 Constitution

Now that the voters had approved the referendum authorizing a Constitutional Convention, the legislature had many decisions to make. This included the makeup of the delegates that would attend the convention, the date for this election, and the method for choosing the stenographer that would record the events. Continue reading Podcast – The 1851 Constitution

The Story of the Indiana Constitution

Composed in the summer heat in the shade of a huge elm tree in Corydon, Indiana the 1816 Constitution served Indiana’s needs until replaced by a new document in 1851. The Story of the Indiana Constitution serves as a handbook and guide to the foundation of Indiana law. It includes the text of the original 1816 Constitution as well as the original text and amendments of its 1851 replacement. Continue reading The Story of the Indiana Constitution