By David L. Martin
During this thorough revision of the 1975 version, the writer has extra fabric at the 1983 legislative districts, election legislations adjustments, black political participation, implementation of the unified judicial process, the 1982 urban supervisor act, crusade finance, and the expansion of political motion committees, whereas preserving the layout that made the sooner learn so beneficial. Retained are the cautious definition of phrases, the reason of suggestions, and the examples that have been one of the strengths of the 1st version.
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During the 1970s there was a population migration to the sun belt states, but there was a decline in migration to Alabama during the 1980s. Alabama's fertility and mortality rates have both declined although both are above the national average. In 1960, for the first time, a majority of Alabamians lived in urban areas (designated by the census as places of over 2,500 people). Today 60% of Alabamians live in urban areas, compared to 75% of all Americans. The effect of these population factors will be examined in a following section on priorities and problems facing the state.
Montgomery: issued annually. Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. Alabama Labor Market News. Montgomery: issued monthly. Alabama Department of Public Health. [Year] Alabama Vital Events. Montgomery: Center for Health Statistics: issued annually. The De Soto Chronicles, Lawrence A. , and Edward C. Moore, eds. 2 vols. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993. Dodd, Donald B. Historical Atlas of Alabama. University: University of Alabama Press, 1974. Page 15 United States Bureau of the Census.
Page 17 Two Constitutional Development Many historical factors are manifested in constitutional development. Constitutions not only set up the basic framework of government, but also represent the prevalent political forces in society. Alabama's Constitutions Alabama, like many other states, has written several state constitutions at various periods in its history. Each of Alabama's six constitutions has been a statement of views about the purpose of state government when it was adopted. The Constitution of 1819 is often called the frontier constitution because it was adopted when Alabama was admitted to the Union as a state and lasted until secession in 1861.
Alabama's state & local governments by David L. Martin