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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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Alabamans recognized that secession had failed and that slavery was over, but they remained fiercely determined to protect white supremacy and willingly used violence and terror to achieve it.
The two sides love to hate each other, yet when tragedy strikes, as it did in April, an entire state becomes one and chants of "Roll Tide" or "War Eagles" are put aside--at least until the fall--so all Alabamans can help one another.
Good thinkin', ma'am: All rural Alabamans know trouble often travels in packs.
Through investments such as this, we're able to ensure that as many Alabamans as possible remain connected in every way," said Fred McCallum, president, AT&T Alabama.
It is possible, but it is unlikely--and it is unwise for the administration to bet on the long-term willingness of Arkansans, Minnesotans, Alabamans, etc.
3 percent) in the number of college-aged White Alabamans.
Issues: Increasing the number of Alabamans who have health insurance; creating a state Military Bill of Rights, which would include a state death benefit to the survivors of soldiers who die in the line of duty; improving education by raising the standards of discipline in the classroom.
He will probably be met with more contempt than congratulations, especially on a humid Sunday afternoon surrounded by 100,000 drunken Alabamans at Talladega.
In 2000, he became a founding member of Alabamans for Constitutional Reform.
I used to find it comforting that almost half of Alabamans vote Democratic.
That is, while the American public, generally, is overwhelmingly opposed to lifetime disenfranchisement, our data cannot answer, for example, whether Alabamans of Floridians support this policy.
Just like the Alabamans from the greater Montgomery area--our wonderful host community for Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex--you educate our children, employ their families, provide for their spiritual needs, and, without exception, develop communities suitable for raising and nurturing families.