State and Federal Constitutions

Address the following questions in response to the documents: Massachusetts Constitution Virginia Constitution United States Constitution

  • Compare the constitutions of Massachusetts and Virginia. Are they more similar or different? Explain.
  • Describe the general structure of the Massachusetts and Virginia governments as outlined by that state’s constitution. In what ways did each state’s government resemble the federal government that was later established under the U.S. Constitution? How did each state’s government differ?

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