6. Ohio's State and Local Governments

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Ohio Constitution of 1851
addressed difficulties in governing under Ohio's original constitution - major executive officials and all judges were to be elected by popular vote; deb t limitations, new district courts
federal structure of government
Ohio Constitution must be consistent with the basic principles outlined in the U.S. Constitution
civic involvement
individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern
petition
a formal request for government action