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NCS Elementary Arizona History

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Governor
Doug Ducey; leads government executive branch
Secretary of State
Michele Reagan; administers oaths of office and stands 1st in line to governor
Attorney General
Mark Brnovich; Chief legal officer
Treasurer
Jeff Dewit; chief banker and investment officer
Superintendent of Education
Diane Douglas; oversees public school systems
U.S Senators
Jeff Flake and John McCain; composes legislature
First Territorial Governor
John Noble Goodwin
First state governor
George Hunt
Governor who was impeached
Evan Mecham
Governor who resigned
Fife Symington
U.S. Senator-- conservative power
Barry Goldwater
First woman US supreme court
Sandra Day O'Conner
"Father of Arizona"
Father Kino
President who signed territorial status
Lincoln
President who signed statehood
Taft
Mapped Grand Canyon
Powell
Helped to raise the flag on Iwo Jima
Hayes
Apache leaders
Geronimo and Cochise
Longest term AZ congressman
Carl Hayden; 57 years
First AZ capital
Fort Whipple
Present AZ Capital
Phoenix
Civil War Site
Picacho Peak; Confederacy won; 7 died
Largest AZ county
Coconino County
Mother of all counties
Yavapai
Libel
A false written statement
Slander
A false spoken statement
Initiative
People writing a law
Referendum
Voters approving legislative law
Recall
Remove an elected official by popular vote before their term has ended
Bicameral Legislature
Two houses
Petition
To ask the government for something
Adjourn
To end something
Majority
1 over half
Attaché
All people who work for legislature
Constitution
Law of the land
Board of regents
Deals with public colleges
Corporation Commission
Deals with electricity
Industrial Commission
Deals with the safety of workers
Supreme Court
Highest Court
Justice of the Peace Court
Deals with misdemeanors; busiest federal court
Appellate Court
State court that deals with cases challenging the superior court
Superior Court
Busiest state court; Deals with all small cases. Ex: speeding tickets and divorce
Felony
$5,000> ; major crime
Misdemeanor
$5,000< ; minor crime
Board of supervisors
Government for a county; makes and enforces laws
Mayor
Executive officer of a city
City Council
Makes laws for a city
School board
Controls local schools; 55 in maricopa county
County Attorney
Top attorney for a county
Assessor
Figures out how much property is worth
Police chief
Top law enforcement for a city; for phoenix it is Jeri Williams
Sheriff
Top law enforcement for a county
Recorder
Office that puts down deeds. maintains public records especially regarding real estate