The Constitution of 1876 was the sixth and final revision of the document and it established the foundation for the law which is still in effect in Texas today. “The 1875 constitution, in part a reaction to Reconstruction, shortened terms and lowered salaries of elected officials, decentralized control of public education, limited powers of both the legislature and governor, and provided biennial legislative sessions.” The new constitution set aside one million acres of land for the Permanent University Fund, creating the University of Texas, and confirming the creation of Texas A&M.
“Texas History Timeline.” Bullock Texas State History Museum, www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-history-timeline.
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