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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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Ranging from oral history projects to community gardens to mentorship programs, these projects fostered new relationships between schools, students, and local citizens that will extend well beyond Alabamas bicentennial celebration.
Christoph can generate business development leads and open doors for Alabamas team as we seek to build relationships with decision-makers in Germany and other European countries that can translate into jobs here at home, Smith said.
Treasury Department approved 158 Opportunity Zones in Alabama. There is at least one zone in each of Alabamas 67 counties.
Alabamas goal for the 2020 Census is to obtain high participation in every Alabama community, municipality and county.
Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday provided an update for Alabamas workforce development efforts.
Area Development singled out growth in Alabamas auto industry as a major engine of economic growth.
Elliot Knight, Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, said, The National Endowment for the Arts support is vital to enriching Alabamas communities and expanding the quality of life for its citizens.
A 2019 report by the University of Alabamas Alabama Transportation Institute and Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center found that cars and trucks are putting approximately 69 billion miles on Alabamas roadways annually, a 17 percent increase over the past 15 years.
The primary strategic objective of Alabamas economic development team is to facilitate the creation of high-caliber jobs that benefit the states citizens and its communities, said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Because of this, combined with the economic growth in Alabamas tech, aerospace and automotive industries, the time is ripe for a conversation to align the priorities of Alabamas HBCUs with those of the states private and public sectors, as well as with the federal government.
Knight will take the helm on January 1, 2019 building on the success of the agencys work in promoting Alabamas diverse and rich artistic resources.
Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday alongside state Representative David Faulkner, state Senator Bobby Singleton, Ride for Alabama coalition members and local rideshare drivers signed Alabamas rideshare legislation into law during a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol.