THE

              PERMANENT CONSTITUTION          

Note: The information below is taken from The Southern Traditionalist, prepared by Jim Langcuster. The information can be found in its entirety at http://www.freedixie.net/const/const.html

Some History.....

Delegates meet on March of 1861 in Montgomery, AL for the Montgomery

   Convention.  The Permanent Constitution was formally adopted on 

   March 11.

-  Writers known as "The Second Committee of Twelve"

-  Just as the Provisional Constitution, Permanent Constitution took the shape 

    and flow of the U.S. Constitution.

  Some Key Implementations         

-  Embraced Free Trade

-  Banned Internal Improvements

-  Qualification to Enter Confederacy Strengthened

-  Restricted Presidential Tenure to Only One Six-Year Term

-  Restricted the Powers of the Judicial Branch

-  Established a Streamline Amending Process

-  Retained the 3/5 Clause

-  Declined to Adopt a State Succession Clause

-  Line Item Veto

-  Strict Budget Procedures that Prohibited Congress from Appropiating 

   Money Without 2/3 Vote by House and Senate unless requested by 

   President and Submitted to Congress

-  Executive Officers held seats in Congress

-  NO Protective Tariff

-  President Held Authority to Remove Any of Executive Officials

Amendments

-  Repealed 3/5 Clause so that Blacks Could Be Counted Fully for 

   Congressional Apportionment

-  Proposal to Admit Non-Slaveholding States only by a unanimous vote

-  Repel Prohibiting Foreign Slave Trade and to Grant Power to Regulate 

    such Trade to Congress

-  A proposal prohibiting Congress from Contracting any War-Related 

   Purposes and Import Revenue not exceed 15%.

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