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Missouri & U.S. Constitutions - SFCC - Warren
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According to the preamble who established the Missouri Constitution?
The people of Missouri - We the people
Terms of city & county offices may not exceed ________ years.
What must the funds from the state lottery be used for?
How many counties does Missouri have?
114 counties and the municipality of St. Louis
Is the Missouri Constitution shorter or longer than the U.S. Constitution?
Can Missouri tax the people for the support of churches?
How many state senators and districts does Missouri have?
34 State Senators and 34 districts
What is Missouri's legislative or law-making branch called?
The General Assembly
Members of the Missouri House of Representatives are elected to ______ year terms.
Members of the Missouri Senate are elected to _______ year terms.
Under what conditions can members of Missouri's legislature be arrested while that body is in session?
Treason, breach of peace, and felony
How can the Conservation Commission acquire land?
Through purchase, as a gift, or eminent domain
What are the qualifications to become Missouri governor?
30 years old,
U.S. Citizen 15 years,
Missouri resident 10 years
On what date was Missouri admitted to the Union and upon being admitted, how many states were there?
August 10, 1821 and there were 23 states. Missouri is the 24th.
What minimum qualifications must members of Missouri's Supreme Court meet?
30 years old,
U.S. citizen 15 years,
licensed to practice law in Missouri,
A qualified voter for the 9 years preceeding.
How many judges are on the Missouri Supreme Court?
What is the length of term for a Missouri Supreme Court judge?
Can voters be arrested while going to or returning from voting?
Can the state of Missouri own and operate a state bank in order to manage state funds?
Can person convicted of a felony be excluded from voting?
Who was the first governor of Missouri and who is the current governor?
Alexander McNair and Jay Nixon
Where is the capital of Missouri?
What is the state motto of Missouri?
Welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.
How many constitutions has Missouri had?
In what year was the current Missouri Constitution adopted?
What percentage of the money received from lottery tickets must be awarded as prizes?
Missouri cities/ towns are organized according to classification (size). The number of such classifications shall not exceed?
How old must a person be in order to be elected as a state representative in Missouri?
24 years old
What are the 3 levels of the state court system?
The Circuit Court,
the Court of Appeals,
and the Supreme Court.
Can a governor's veto be overridden?
Yes, with a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly.
Who is the presiding officer of the Missouri House of Representatives?
The Speaker of the House.
If both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor become incapacitated who becomes governor?
President Pro Temper of the Senate of Missouri.
Who is the custodian of state and official documents?
Secretary of State.
Who is the state's chief legal officer?
What are the constitutional requirements for voting in Missouri?
Must be 18 by election day,
a registered voter,
and a U.S. citizen.
On what day does the Missouri Constitution require that a general election take place?
The Tuesday after the first Monday in November on even numbered years.
How many years can an individual be elected to serve in either house of the General Assembly?
8 years in each house or 16 total.
What is the primary responsibility of Congress?
What is the primary responsibility of the President?
Enforce the laws.
What is the primary responsibility of the Supreme Court of the U.S?
Interpreting the law and settling disputes.
What are the qualifications to be president?
A natural born citizen,
35 years old,
lived in the U.S. for 14 years.
What are the qualifications to be a U.S. Senator?
30 years old,
U.S. citizen for the past 10 years, and
live in the state that you represent.
What is the term of office for U.W. Supreme Court justices?
Lifetime or until they step down
What are the terms of office for members of Congress?
Senate is 6 years and the House is 2 years.
What Constitutional Amendment guarantees citizens the right to bear arms?
In what year did women get the right to vote in federal elections?
What Constitutional Amendment guarantees citizens freedom of assembly?
How many Constitutional Amendments are there?
Which is longer - the Missouri Constitution or the U.S. Constitution?
How many terms can an individual serve as governor?
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