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Legal Topics: Structure of Government

Documents, United States Government:

  • U.S. Constitution online, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • The American Constitution - A Documentary Record, from the Avalon Project.
  • Documents, Minnesota Government: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Minnesota Constitution online, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • The historical documents leading up to the constitution of the state of Minnesota can be found in volume 1 of Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Statutes Annotated. Minnesota Statutes Annotated also has reproductions of the original handwritten constitutions.
  • Chapter 24. "Minnesota Legal Materials from Wilderness to Statehood," in Prestatehood Legal Materials, (Haworth Information Press, 2005) Reference KF240 .P688 2005.
  • Historical Documents Online, from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.
  • Resources on Minnesota Government: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Historical Information About Minnesota State Government, from the Legislative Reference Library.
  • Links for Youth, from the Minnesota State Legislature.
  • The Minnesota State Constitution , from the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Service.
  • Morrison, Mary Jane. The Minnesota State Constitution: a Reference Guide (Greenwood Press, 2002) KFM5801.A6 M67 2002.
  • State Government, from Minnesota.gov.
  • The Three Branches of Minnesota Government , from the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Service.
  • Resources on United States Government: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Branches of Government, from Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office.
  • Greenberg, Ellen. The House and Senate Explained: the Peoples' Guide to Congress. (W. W. Norton & Co., 1996) Reference JK1067 .G74 1996.
  • Greenberg, Ellen. The Supreme Court Explained. (W.W. Norton, 1997). Reference KF8742.Z9 G728 1997.
  • The House Explained, from the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • National versus State Government, from Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office.
  • U.S. Federal Government, from USA.gov.
  • Related Topics: Changing the Law.


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