Constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts--1780

Complete text online. Annotated to reflect Articles of Amendment up until the year 1902.

Verified from "The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1902." 67pp.

PREAMBLE

PART THE FIRST--

A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

PART THE SECOND--

THE FRAME OF GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER I--THE LEGISLATIVE POWER

SECTION I.--THE GENERAL COURT

SECTION II.--SENATE

SECTION III.--HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CHAPTER II--EXECUTIVE POWER

SECTION I.--GOVERNOR

SECTION II .--LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR

SECTION III.--COUNCIL, AND THE MANNER OF SETTLING ELECTIONS BY THE LEGISLATURE

SECTION IV.--SECRETARY, TREASURER, COMMISSARY, ETC

CHAPTER III.--JUDICIARY POWER

CHAPTER IV.--DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

CHAPTER V.--THE UNIVERSITY AT CAMBRIDGE AND ENCOURAGEMENT LITERATURE, ETC.

SECTION I.-- THE UNIVERSITY

SECTION II.--THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LITERATURE, ETC.

CHAPTER VI.--OATHS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS; INCOMPATABILITY OF AND EXCLUSION FROM OFFICES; PECUNIARY QUALIFICATIONS; COMMISSIONS; WRITS; CONFIRMATION OF LAWS; HABEAS CORPUS; THE ENACTING STYLE; CONTINUANCE OF OFFICERS; PROVISION FOR A FUTURE REVISAL OF THE CONSTITUTION--ETC.

ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

Numbers I through X

Numbers XI through XX

Numbers XXI through XXXVI

Significant Dates - starting with the Convention and proceeding until the date of ratification of Article of Amendment No. XXXVI