Declaration Principles

Essential Criteria for “Equal Footing”
For “equal footing” in the Union, ALL States established, required, or accepted that their Constitutions shall:

“always be republican in form and shall not be repugnant to the Constitution of the United States and the principles of the Declaration of Independence.”

Required of the State of Hawaii: USC TITLE 48: TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS / CHAPTER 3: HAWAII (October 28, 2017) Section 3

Hawaii Admitted to the Union:  USC 48 Chapter 3 Hawaii Admission as a State