Missouri Constitution

Article I

August 28, 2013


1 Source of political power--origin, basis and aim of government.
2 Promotion of general welfare--natural rights of persons--equality
under the law--purpose of government.
3 Powers of the people over internal affairs, constitution and form of
4 Independence of Missouri--submission of certain amendments to
Constitution of the United States.
5 Religious freedom--liberty of conscience and belief--limitations.
6 Practice and support of religion not compulsory--contracts therefor
7 Public aid for religious purposes--preferences and discriminations on
religious grounds.
8 Freedom of speech--evidence of truth in defamation actions--province
of jury.
9 Rights of peaceable assembly and petition.
10 Due process of law.
11 Imprisonment for debt.
12 Habeas corpus.
13 Ex post facto laws--impairment of contracts--irrevocable privileges.
14 Open courts--certain remedies--justice without sale, denial or delay.
15 Unreasonable search and seizure prohibited--contents and basis of
16 Grand juries--composition--jurisdiction to convene--powers.
17 Indictments and informations in criminal cases--exceptions.
18(a) Rights of accused in criminal prosecutions.
18(b) Depositions in felony cases.
19 Self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
20 Bail guaranteed--exceptions.
21 Excessive bail and fines--cruel and unusual punishment.
22(a) Right of trial by jury--qualification of jurors--two-thirds verdict.
22(b) Female jurors--optional exemption.
23 Right to keep and bear arms--exception.
24 Subordination of military to civil power--quartering soldiers.
25 Elections and right of suffrage.
26 Compensation for property taken by eminent domain--condemnation
juries--payment--railroad property.
27 Acquisition of excess property by eminent domain--disposition under
28 Limitation on taking of private property for private use--exceptions
--public use a judicial question.
29 Organized labor and collective bargaining.
30 Treason--attainder--corruption of blood and forfeitures--estate of
suicides--death by casualty.
31 Fines or imprisonments fixed by administrative agencies.
32 Crime victims' rights.
33 Marriage, validity and recognition.
34 English to be the official language in this state.

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