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ALABAMA. The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. This state was admitted into the Union by the resolution of congress, approved December 14th, 1819, 3 Sto. L. U. S. 1804, by which it is resolved that the state of Alabama shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever. The convention which framed the constitution in this state, assembled at the town of Huntsville on Monday the fifth day of July, 1819, and continued in session by adjournment, until the second day of August, 1819, when the constitution was adopted.
     2. The powers of the government are divided by the constitution into three distinct, departments; and each of them confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to a third. Art. 2,
     3.-1. The legislative power of the state is vested in two distinct branches; the one styled the senate, the other the house of representatives, and both together, the general assembly of the state of Alabama. 1. The senate is never to be less than one-fourth nor more than one-third of the whole number of representatives. Senators are chosen by the qualified electors for the term of three years, at the same time, in the same manner, and at the same place, where they vote for members of the house of representatives; one-third of the whole number of senators are elected every year. Art. 3, s. 12. 2. The house of representatives is to consist of not less than forty-four, nor more than sixty members, until the number of white inhabitant's shall be one hundred thousand; and after that event, the whole number of representatives shall never be less than sixty, nor more than one hundred. Art. 3, B. 9. The members of the house of representatives are chosen by the qualified electors for the term of one year, from the commencement of the general election, and no longer.
     4.-2. The supreme executive power is vested in a chief magistrate, styled the governor of the state of Alabama. He is elected by the qualified electors, at the time and places when they respectively vote for representatives; he holds his office for the term of two years from the time of his installation, and until a successor is duly qualified; and is not eligible more than four years in any term of six years. t. 4. He is invested, among other things, with the veto power. Ib. s. 16. In cases of vacancies, the president of the senate acts as governor. Art. 4, s. 18.
     5.-3. The judicial power is vested in one supreme court, circuit courts to be held in each county in the state, and such inferior courts of law and, equity, to consist of not more than five members, as the general assembly may, from time to time direct, ordain, and establish. Art. 6, S. 1.

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In contrast to Oregon delegates, Alabamans expressed a more dire and personal political disposition.
Suddenly I realized: I had learned that if you chase a dream, especially one with plastic chests, you can miss the real beauty in front of your eyes [at this point, Borat knocks at Luenell the Alabaman sex worker's door].
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Our native Alabaman had the most appropriate line for striking up conversations with fishermen: "Are ya fishin' or are ya catchin'?
Thankfully, this Alabaman proves far more candid than his fellow Southerner he lambasted ad nauseum as the Times' editorial page boss--giving us a few digressions on his professional self-immolation.
And Raines, a transplanted Alabaman whose own Pulitzer came for a magazine profile of his family's black domestic servant, was always first to the barricades denouncing racism wherever his hyperactive southern sniffer detected it.
The evening's best single line comes from an Alabaman, John Somebody--alas, I fail to catch his surname--who has one of the thickest and most pleasant Southern drawls I have ever heard.
According to an Alabaman who helped revise his state's constitution, the drafters included "wife-beating" among the offenses triggering disenfranchisement because that crime alone "would disqualify sixty percent of the Negroes.
We learn that he is a wealthy, respectable Alabaman planter, patriotic for the rebel cause.