Tennessee Constitution

The Constitution of the State of Tennessee was adopted by a Constitutional Convention on February 23, 1870.  It was ratified by vote of the People on March 26, 1970.  The Tennessee Constitution’s preamble is longer than that of  the United States Constitution.  The Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules of the State of Tennessee.  It consists of 11 Articles.

The two methods to amend the Constitution according to Article XI, Section 3 are:

  • Legislative method
  • Convention method

A constitutional convention can be held only once in every six years.

Full Text of Tennessee Constitution


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