He largely â¦ Cambridge Modern History, IX, 107-111; Fournier, Napoleon 275-282; Rose, Napoleon, I, 429-432; Sloane, Napoleon, II, 203-207; Lanfrey, Napoleon. The grand elector performs the functions of chancellor; The archchancellor of the Empire performs the functions of chancellor for the promulgation of the organic senatus-consulta and the laws. Ten of the whole number of members can be challenged, without assignment of cause, by the accused and ten by the public party. Other articles where Constitution of the Year XII is discussed: France: The Consulate: â The constitution of the year XII (May 1804), establishing the empire, was approved in a plebiscite by more than 3,500,000 votes against about 2,500. I would like people to change their impression that in Russia everything was the same all of the time. The high imperial court can act only upon proceedings instituted by the public ministry in the offenses committed by those whose rank makes them subject to the jurisdiction of the imperial court; if there is a complaint, the public ministry becomes necessarily joint and prosecuting party, and proceeds as is required hereinafter. In default of Joseph Bonaparte and his male descendants, the imperial dignity is devolved and bestowed upon Louis Bonaparte, and his natural and legitimate descendants by order of primogeniture from male to male to the perpetual exclusion of women and their descendants. If, by reason of the minority in age of the prince summoned to the regency in the order of heredity, it has been bestowed upon a more remote kinsman, or upon one of the titular grand dignitaries of the Empire, the regent who has entered upon his functions continues until the majority of the Emperor. Transition to Restoration 1814 The presidents of the court of cassation, of the courts of appeal and of criminal justice, are appointed for life by the Emperor, and can be chosen from outside of the courts over which they shall preside. In either case, the request or the demand shall ho made in writing, and signed by the president and the secretaries of the Tribunate, or by the ten members of the Legislative Body. PROMULGATED BY EMPEROR JACQUES I (DESSALINES) The document below was printed in the New York Evening Post, July 15, 1805. Constitutional Charter of 1814 The Constitution of the Year XII (French: Constitution de lâan XII), also called the Organic Senatus-Consultum of 28 Floréal, year XII (Sénatus-consulte organique du 28 floréal an XII), was a national constitution of the First French Republic adopted during the Year XII of the French Revolutionary Calendar (1804 in the Gregorian calendar). In default of a natural and legitimate heir or an adopted heir of Napoleon Bonaparte, the imperial dignity is devolved and bestowed upon Joseph Bonaparte and his natural and legitimate descendants, by order of primogeniture, from male to male, to the perpetual exclusion of women and their descendants. By Sean Wilentz. No organic senatus-consultum can be issued during the regency, nor before the end of the third year which follows the majority. Address of the Corps-Legislatif 1813 Révolution française, 771-778 ; Jaurès Histoire socialiste, VI, 195-204. The 12th Amendment changed a portion of Article II, Section 1. RIGHTS OF PERSONS Paragraph I. The regent does not propose any project of law or of senatus-consultum, nor adopt any rule of public administration until after he has taken the opinion of the council of regency, composed of the titular high dignitaries of the Empire. Thus, Ohio was only the second state--and the first non-slave state--to give constitutional sanction to racial discrimination in voting qualifications. The high imperial court cannot give judgment with less than sixty members. Whenever a department electoral college meets for the formation of the list of candidates for the Legislative Body, the lists of candidates for the Senate are renewed. â¢ Motives for writing constitution Preamble â¢ Preamble â¢ Source of constitutional authority The Haitian people proclaim this Constitution: To guarantee their inalienable and imprescriptible rights to life, to liberty and to the pursuit of happiness; in accordance with their Act of Independence of 1804 and with The reporter or his alternate submits the document of accusation to twelve commissioners of the high imperial court, chosen by the archchancellor of the Empire, six from among the senators and six from among the other members of the high imperial court. The sittings of the Legislative Body are divided into ordinary sittings and committees of the whole. In no case can the projects of law be discussed by the Tribunate in general assembly. Reorganizing the Judicial System 1800 The Commander in Chief to the People of Haiti. 20 May 1805 Dessalines ratifies Haitiâs first constitution. Art 2 â The territory of this colony is divided into departments, arrondisements, and parishes Proclamation on Brumaire 1799 Authors, printers, or publishers. The first renewal shall take place for the session of the Year XVII, in conformity with the organic senatus-consultum of 16 Thermidor, Year X. The Emperor causes the sealing and promulgation of the organic senatus-consulta. The functions of the president of the Tribunate continue two years. 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