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MO Constitution. Missouri History First permanent settlement in Ste. Genevieve First permanent settlement in Ste. Genevieve Louisiana Territory given.

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1 MO Constitution

2 Missouri History First permanent settlement in Ste. Genevieve First permanent settlement in Ste. Genevieve Louisiana Territory given by Spain back to France in Louisiana Territory given by Spain back to France in France then sold it in 1803 to the United States for 15 million dollars. (Louisiana Purchase) France then sold it in 1803 to the United States for 15 million dollars. (Louisiana Purchase) Missouri admitted as a state August 10, Missouri admitted as a state August 10, th state admitted to the United States 24 th state admitted to the United States Missouri came in to the United States as a slave state and Maine as a free state with the Missouri Compromise Missouri came in to the United States as a slave state and Maine as a free state with the Missouri Compromise

3 Civil War in Missouri Missouri is considered a Union state during the war Missouri is considered a Union state during the war State sharply divided State sharply divided Biggest battle at Wilson’s Creek (near Springfield) Biggest battle at Wilson’s Creek (near Springfield) Other key battles at Carthage, Lexington, Westport, and Booneville Other key battles at Carthage, Lexington, Westport, and Booneville Scene of 11 percent of all Civil War battles Scene of 11 percent of all Civil War battles

4 Missouri Constitution Missouri created a new state constitution in One that we still use today. Missouri created a new state constitution in One that we still use today. Missouri has had 4 Constitutions total (1820, 1865, 1875, 1945) Missouri has had 4 Constitutions total (1820, 1865, 1875, 1945)

5 Governor Our current governor is Jay Nixon (Democrat) Our current governor is Jay Nixon (Democrat) Signs and vetoes laws at the state level Signs and vetoes laws at the state level Both Governor and Lieutenant governor serve 4 year terms. Both Governor and Lieutenant governor serve 4 year terms. Qualifications: 30 years old, U.S. citizen for 15 years and live in Missouri for 10 years Qualifications: 30 years old, U.S. citizen for 15 years and live in Missouri for 10 years The capital of the state of Missouri is Jefferson City The capital of the state of Missouri is Jefferson City Missouri has had 2 other capitals (St. Louis and St. Charles) Missouri has had 2 other capitals (St. Louis and St. Charles)

6 Governor vetoes and other information If the governor vetoes a bill created by the Missouri legislature a 2/3’s vote in both houses may override his veto If the governor vetoes a bill created by the Missouri legislature a 2/3’s vote in both houses may override his veto If the governor appoints someone to government position it must be approved by Senate If the governor appoints someone to government position it must be approved by Senate If something were to happen to him the next person in line to take over is the Lieutenant Governor If something were to happen to him the next person in line to take over is the Lieutenant Governor

7 Senate and House of Representatives There are 163 members in the Missouri House of Representatives and 34 members in the Missouri Senate There are 163 members in the Missouri House of Representatives and 34 members in the Missouri Senate Term for Senators is 4 years Term for Senators is 4 years Term for House of Representatives is 2 years Term for House of Representatives is 2 years In cases of impeachment the House will impeach and the Senate will serve as judge In cases of impeachment the House will impeach and the Senate will serve as judge

8 Missouri The Department of Revenue deals with money coming into the state The Department of Revenue deals with money coming into the state Elections in which parties choose their candidates is called primary elections Elections in which parties choose their candidates is called primary elections


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