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History 605: S1, Ep 14, "The South Dakota Constitution and its history"

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A constitutional convention that resulted in what would eventually become a constitution for the new state of South Dakota might have ended before its work began.

This podcast is produced by the South Dakota State Historical Society. To support the state historical society, contact the foundation at (605) 773-6346

How did South Dakota's state Constitution come together?

What is the state's basic law? How did South Dakota become the first state in the nation to enshrine the popular referendum and how often have the people used this power?

In this episode of History 605, Dr. Jones discusses the state's constitution with the former South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson. His expertise in the state and tribal law make for a great conversation.

To read the hand written original constitution, see this link at the State Archives: https://sddigitalarchives.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/government/id/751/rec/1

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