Timing is everything, especially to a developing state. This paper highlights the changes that time required Kentucky to make in order to gain her statehood and then ensure that she would continue to prosper as time . passed. Kentucky gained a lot of wisdom during her first fifty-eight years ranging from how to elect our Governor to whom this state should remain loyal to -- a question that in 1792 was quite conflicted. Reviewing the two documents that began shaping Kentucky into the state she is now is just one of the ways to appreciate this beautiful and unique Commonwealth. This study is set to compare the first and second constitutions of Kentucky. This examination will place the analysis of these constitutions in the historical context of early America and the founding of Kentucky, as well as the English Common Law tradition that is foundational. This study will also evaluate the significant changes and consistencies as well as the politics of change between the two constitutions.
"The Evolution of Kentucky's Constitutions: A Comparison of The Original and Second Constitutions,"
Commonwealth Review of Political Science: Vol. 3:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crps/vol3/iss1/7