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The Constitution of the State of Michigan
is the governing document of the U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...
Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake"....
. It describes the structure and function of the state's government.
There have been four constitutions approved by the people of Michigan. The first was approved in October 5th and 6th 1835, written as Michigan was preparing to become a state of the Union, which occurred in January 1837. The current constitution was approved by voters in 1963.