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First constitution drafted in Mexico in 1821.
This version of the Constitution of Apatzingán was printed and distributed after Mexico won its independence from Spain. It contained 242 articles, divided into two parts. The first section contained articles pertaining to the acceptance of Catholicism, the authority of the people, equality before the law, the right to citizenship, and respect for civii rights and freedom. The second section dealt with routine issues regarding the establishment of provinces, sovereignty of Congress, a government and three-person executive branch, three government departments that included war, finance and administration. Ultimately, the Constitution was never implemented due to the defeat of Morelos in 1815.
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"1814 - Decreto Constitucional Para La Libertad De La America Mexicana, Sancionado En Apatzingan" (2019). Mexican Government Documents. 1.