The Danish constitution was passed in 1849 at the 25.
of May during the war against the Germans. It was first in forced at
the 5. of June. The law was made when people found out that human rights
existed. They made the law so that there would some fundamental laws
for the people. In the suggestion of the law were both the Danish country
and Slesvig Holstein named, but under the circumstances only Denmark
were in the constitution. Some important items in the law:
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you’ll see the gathering that agreed to the constitution.
After the law was made in 1849 there have been made three
later constitution’s. The one from 1953 is the one that is in
Many years ago there were two houses to govern the country, but today
there is only one. The House of Lords was abolished in 1953. Sweden
and Norway have had the same, namely two parliaments. The last meeting
in the House of Lords in Denmark took place on the 15. of May 1953.
The reason why it was abolished was that in the end it almost just
acted as a court. In the group of people that decided the constitution
were the famous Danish song writer N. F. S. Gruntvig.