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Title: Constitución política para el Estado de Boyacá
Creator: Boyacá (Colombia : State)
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta del la Nación, 1857.
Physical Details: 11 p. ; 19 x 14 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers dog-eared, rear one torn on top, interior pages also dog-eared, loose, but overall, fair.

Summary: The state of Boyacá constitutional charter was written after the central government declared that each state in Nueva Granada would be sovereign. This constitution stated that Boyacá depended on the central government for international relations, military service, credit, national taxes, public land issues, naturalization of foreigners, and official currency and measurement systems. The constitution includes the rights of citizens and the organization of the legislative, executive and judiciary.
Historical Notes: Boyacá is located in eastern Colombia. The department was first established by the constitution of 1881. Its size was reduced when in the 20th century Arauca (1911) and Casanare (1973) became separate states. Even though a new centralist constitution was approved for Nueva Granada in 1843, each state would retain its own constitution and manage its resources with relative independence. Davis, Robert 1993 Boyacá, Departamento de. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 100-1. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press. Tirado Mejía, Álvaro 1982 El Estado y la Política en el Siglo XIX. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. Pp. 327-383. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: The constitution adopted by the Assembly of Boyacá in 1857, to govern the state of Boyacá. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Constitutions -- Colombia -- Boyacá (Department)
Boyacá (Colombia : Department) -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Added Entries: Boyacá (Colombia : State). Constitución (1857)

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01067
Record Number: 142
Islandora ID: islandora:1314