What are the key components of consideration that went into forming the Texas Constitution?

Key Areas to address include:
Explain the origin and development of the Texas constitution.
Describe state and local political systems and their relationship with the federal government.
Describe separation of powers and checks and balances in both theory and practice in Texas.
Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Texas government.
Students will write a research/argumentative essay, 500-750 words in length
Students should use Courier or New Courier 12 point as the paper’s font, double space the text, and create one inch margins on all four sides of the page. In addition, the assignment should be formatted according to MLA style for papers with no title page