The Weimar Constitution

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  • The Weimar Constitution
    • The Weimar Republic was a democracy
    • The first free elections took place in January 1919
    • The head of state was the President
    • The Chancellor was appointed by the president
    • All German people had rights such as freedom of speech
    • All adults over the age of 20 could vote in the Reichstag elections
      • Reichstag= The German Parliament Building
    • The voting system was called Proportional Representation
    • Elections for a new president took place every 5 years
    • Article 48 allowed the President to rule by him-or-herself in an emergency

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