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RJH American History 8 (Robinson) - MO Constitution

MO Constitution Review
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What group of Europeans first settled MO?
French
Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from this leader?
Napoleon
These two men were commissioned by Jefferson to find a water route to the Pacific?
Lewis and Clark
What year did MO become a state?
1821
What state became a Free State as part of the MO Compromise?
Maine
What city was the first capital of MO?
St. Charles
What city is currently the capital of MO?
Jefferson City
During the Civil War did MO officially stay in the Union?
Yes
When was MO's current constitution passed?
1945
The General Assembly is the name for what branch of government in MO?
Legislative
Districts in MO change every 10 years due to what?
Census
The MO Senate has how many members?
34
Who is the presiding officer of the MO Senate?
Lieutenant Governor
Who votes to break a tie in the MO Senate?
Lieutenant Governor
A MO State Senator must be at least how old?
30
How long is the term of a MO State Senator?
4 years
The MO House of Reps has how many members?
163
Who is the presiding officer of the MO House?
Speaker
A MO House member must be at least how old?
24
Who starts the impeachment process in MO?
House
How long is the term of a MO State Representative?
2 years
Term limits limit members to how many years in the Senate?
8
Term limits limit members to how many years in the House of Reps?
8
Term limits limit members to how many years in the General Assembly?
16
A member of the General Assembly can be expelled by what fraction of a vote?
2/3
Who is head of the Executive Branch in the state of MO?
Governor
How long is the term of the Governor?
4 years
The governor is limited to how many terms?
2
How long is the term of the Lt. Governor?
4 years
Can the Governor and Lt. Governor be from separate parties?
Yes
If the Governor were to die who would take his place?
Lieutenant Governor
What state officer is in charge of elections?
Secretary of State
Who is the top law officer in the state?
Attorney General
What state officer is in charge of state funds?
State Treasurer
What state officer is in charge of checking on other state agencies?
State Auditor
Who is head of the Judicial Branch in the state of MO?
MO Supreme Court
The MO Supreme Court has how many justices?
7
In MO who appoints MO Supreme Court justices?
Governor
How long is the term of a MO Supreme Court Justice?
12 years
In what 3 MO cities are there Courts of Appeals?
St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield
What court deals with a murder case?
Circuit
What court deals with settling an estate or will?
Probate
How old must you be to vote in MO?
18
To be a qualified voter there you must live in a district how long?
30 days
Who is in charge of county government?
Commissioner
Who votes to elect the mayor of the town?
Entire town
Wards elect members to represent them on what?
City Council
How many US Senators does MO have?
2
How many US Representatives does MO have?
8
How many electoral votes does MO have?
10