Learning Objectives

2.1 Describe the purpose of a constitution.

2.2 Define federalism and discuss the difficulties in sharing power between the state and national government.

2.3 Identify Spanish and Mexican influences on the current constitution.

2.4 Explain how Texas’s current constitution reflects the preferences of Texans today.

2.5 Evaluate problems with the current Texas Constitution.

2.6 Assess the progress Texas has made toward the realization of civil rights.

2.7 Analyze the extent to which Texas’s current constitution is consistent with Texan values.