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DELAWARE. The name of one of the original states of the United States of America. For a time the counties of this state were connected with Pennsylvania, under the name of territories annexed to the latter. In 1703, a separation between them took place, and from that period clown to the Revolution, the territories were governed by a separate legislature of their own, pursuant to the liberty reserved to them by a clause of their original charter. 1 Story, Constitution, Sec. 127; 1 Votes of Assembly, 131, and part 2, p. 4, of Pennsylvania.
     2. The constitution of this state was amended and adopted December 2, 1831. The powers of the government are divided into three branches, the legislative, the executive, and the judicial.
     3.-1st. The legislative power of the state is vested in a general assembly, which consists of a senate and house of representatives.
     4.-1. The senate is composed of three senators from each county; the number may be increased by the general assembly, two-thirds of each branch concurring, but the number of senators shall never be greater than one-half, nor less than two-thirds of the number of representatives. Art. 2, s. 3. The senators are chosen for four years by the citizens residing in the several counties.
     5.-2. The house of representatives is composed of seven members from each county, but the general assembly, two-thirds of each branch concurring, may increase the number. The representatives are chosen for two years by the citizens residing in the several counties. Art. 2, s. 2.
     6.-2d. The supreme executive power of the state is vested in a governor, who is chosen by the citizens of the state. He holds his office during four years, from the third Tuesday in January next ensuing his election; and is not eligible a second time to the said office. Art. 3. Upon the happening of a vacancy, the speaker of the senate exercises the office, until a governor elected by the people shall be duly qualified. Art. 3, s. 14.
     7.-3d. The judicial power is vested in a court of errors and appeals,, a superior court, a court of chancery, an orphan's court, a court of oyer and terminer, a Court of general sessions of the peace and jail delivery, a register's court, justices of the peace, and such other courts as the general assembly, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members of both houses shall, from time to time, establish. Art. 6.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Communities of Lenape (or Delaware) peoples inhabited present-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and southern New York for millennia prior to European colonization in the seventeenth century.
These kinds of challenges confront the Lenape Technical School students who come from a 600-mile radius in rural western Pennsylvania.
Lenape II Solar holds the rights to develop, own and operate a 4.732 MWdc photovoltaic (PV) generating facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
And I know that the borough next to the town I grew up in is called Macungie, derived from a Lenape word.
A 4th-grade teacher developed a social studies critical thinking lesson to research and discuss the societal roles of men and women within the Lenape First Nation society, focusing on issues of equity.
Louis, Nemesis was a finalist at the Lenape championship and won the prestigious Chairman Award.
It was inhabited by the Lenape Indians long before the Europeans arrived and were unfortunately unable to cohabitate without dominating, terrorizing, stealing from, relocating, murdering, and raping the Lenape and millions of other members of Indigenous Nations throughout Turtle Island, now known as North America.
When it came to the question of possible Lenape origins, Cohen considered existing evidence and even presented new evidence, before essentially dismissing it in favor of his Dutch-African theory.
Joseph Academy, Stephen Braun-linger from Cardinal O'Hara High School, Elaina DeHoratius from Central Bucks East High School, Carlos Diaz from LaSalle College High School, Teresa DiSiro from Neshaminy High School, Amir Drake from George Washington Carver High School, Jordyn Freed from Lower Moreland High School, Paul Gregotski from Central Bucks South High School, Connor Harriman from Pennsbury High School, Erica Heaney from Lenape High School, Philipp Kappes from Lower Moreland High School, Gabrielle Lenart from Central Bucks South High School, Kenneth Locke, Jr.
Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.After attending Lenape High School, in Medford, N.J., he attended George Mason University and, later, Assumption College.
This area served as home to a wide range of people over the centuries, from the Lenape tribe that lived in the river valley, to the Dutch Swedish.
The company also gave two $10,000 grants to Lenape Regional High School in Medford, and Columbia High School in Maplewood, for winning this year's "U Got Brains" event.