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Missouri Constitution Test Review
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What native american tribes inhabited the area of current day Missouri?
souix, fox, osage, and sauk.
from what European country did the first white explorers come to the region?
what effect did the Louisiana purchase have on the history of Missouri?
made Missouri a U.S. territory and attracted more settlers to the area.
what was the purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition
to explore the new territory (the Louisiana purchase)
what was the Missouri compromise
admitted Maine into the union as a slave free sate and Missouri was admitted as a slave state
what year did Missouri become a state and what # state number is Missouri?
1821 and 24
what is the capital of Missouri?
in which western Missouri city did the Santa Fe and Oregon trails originate?
Missouri was officially with which side during the civil war?
The North, U.S.A
In what year did we adopt our current constitution?
which president was from Missouri
what is the job of the legislative branch?
what is the official name of our legislative branch in Missouri?
which house of the Missouri legislature may write, amend, or reject a bill?
either house (house or senate)
how many votes are needed for a bill to pass either house?
where is a bill sent after it has passed both houses?
who presides over the Missouri state senator?
who presides over the Missouri state house of representatives?
speaker of the house
how many Missouri state senators are there?
how many Missouri house members are there?
what is the length of one term in office for a Missouri state senator?
what is the length of one term in office for the Missouri state representatives?
who submits state budget?
who approves state budget?
legislature (general assembly)
who has the power to tax the people of Missouri?
what is the maximum number of years a person may serve in the general assembly
8 each side -- 16 total
what does Missouri's executive branch do?
carries out laws of the states
how many terms may a person serve as governor
how many years may a person serve as governor?
two consecutive terms
who replaces the governor in the event of his/her death, removals, or disability?
what are two key roles of the lieutenant governor?
presides over the senate. assumes governor if unable to resume job
what are two key roles of MO secretary of state?
keeper of great seal. Missouri's chiefs elections officials
what are two key roles of the MO state auditor?
examines books. examines records.
what are two key roles of MO state treasure?
manages Missouri's $17 billion in revenues. invest state funds not needed for daily operations.
what are two key roles of the MO attorney general?
chief legal officer. legal advice to officials.
what does Missouri's judicial branch do?
interprets state laws
what is the highest court in Missouri
Missouri supreme court
how many judges are on the Missouri supreme court?
what does non partisan mean?
no party (cannot a claim a party)
what are the qualifications for a Missouri judge?
what is the length of the term for a judge on Missouri's supreme court or court of appeals?
who appoints judges to the supreme court?
what are the main trial courts in Missouri?
what are the main purposes of political parties?
raise awareness on important issues, recruit candidates, and increase stability in government
what are does the state spend the largest percentage of its budgets?
what is a primary election?
an election within a party to choose a candidate
what is an absentee ballot?
an early vote bu a person unable to vote on election day
what is an initiative?
measure that begins with the collection of citizens signatures, and then move to a popular vote
what is a referendum?
vote which citizens are asked to consider public issues
what is line item veto?
gov. can reject specific issues from budget
how is a state's electoral votes determined?
2 senators + ? representatives
which branch of MO government has many key departments?
what system is used by the state to determine who is qualified for a government job opening?
which law allows Missourians to register to vote at any office they receive state services?
motor voter law
what is the name for the statement for policies adopted by a party in an election campaign?
what does PAC stand for?
political action committee
what is the name for the process by which a local government decides how to use land?
what is the name for the process by which a community becomes a municipality, with its own government
what type of local government is responsible for a single specific function, such as sewer and water?
what is the term for delaying action?
Missouri state courts are divided into 45
which organizational model best describes the legislative branch of government?
which organizational model best describes the executive branch of government?
election districts are reapportioned after each
what happens to a bill if the governor does not sign it in the allotted time?
which part of the Missouri government has the power to impeach an elected official?
house of rep.
in civil court cases, what portion of jurors is needed to reach a verdict?
what is a habeas corpus?
right of the accused to be presented with a written explanation of the charges
what is the word for the illegal practice of hiring a relative to fill a government job?
what is the words for the prohibition against punishing a person for an act that was not a crime at the time it was committed?
ex post facto
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