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MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. State Motto “Salus populi suprema lex esto.” “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.”

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1 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT

2 State Motto “Salus populi suprema lex esto.” “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.”

3 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Missouri Facts Missouri’s capital is Jefferson City Missouri became the 24th state in 1821 Missouri’s nickname is the “Show Me State” The state animal is the mule The state bird is the blue bird The state tree is the dogwood

4 Missouri Voters MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Legislative Branch General Assembly Senate House of Representatives Executive Branch Governor Lt. Gov. Cabinet Depts. JudicialBranch Supreme Court Courts of Appeals Circuit Court

5 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT 163 Missouri House Districts

6 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT 34 Missouri Senate Districts

7 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BRANCH The Missouri legislature is known as the General Assembly General Assembly is divided into two houses: 1.Senate—upper house 2.House of Representatives—lower house Legislature is in session from January to May each year

8 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT SENATE 34 members Serve 4 year terms (1/2 elected every two years)—8 years max. Presided over by Lt. Gov. (President pro Tempore takes over in his absence) Approves gubernatorial appointments

9 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT SENATE Qualifications: 30 years old A qualified Missouri voter for 3 years A resident of their district for 1 year

10 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 163 members Serve 2 year terms

11 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT HOUSE OF REPRESENTAVIES Qualifications: 24 years old A qualified Missouri voter for 2 years Resident of their county or district for 1 year

12 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH ELECTED BY VOTERS 1.Governor 2.Lieutenant Governor 3.Secretary of State 4.Auditor 5.Treasurer 6.Attorney General

13 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH Missouri Governor Term: 4 years Term limit: 2 consecutive terms

14 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH Qualifications Missouri Governor at least 30 years old U.S. citizen for at least 15 years live in MO for at least 10 years

15 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH BASIC POWERS OF MISSOURI’S GOVERNOR Administers state laws Appoints and removes officials Liaison with federal government Recommends Laws and Budget

16 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH Continued BASIC POWERS OF MISSOURI’S GOVERNOR Signs or Veto's Laws Calls Special Sessions Commands National Guard Grants Pardons, Reprieves,

17 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL BRANCH The Supreme Court Chief Justice Presides over Court 7 Justices 12 year Term Hears cases on appeal from lower courts

18 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL BRANCH Requirments 30 years of Age Citizen for at least 15 years Qualified Mo. Voter at least 9 years

19 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan Lower Court Judges apply Candidates selected by lawyer-dominated committee Three names are forwarded to the governor Has sixty days to select one If does not select one the committee will then make the selection.

20 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan General Election Held after one year service “Retention Election.” Held Can be removed and process starts over Or Retained to serve full term

21 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Circuit Courts 4 year term 44 districts Handle Beginning Trials Requires witnesses and evidence

22 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Court of Appeals 12 Year Term Must be 30 years of age 15 year Citizen Qualified Voter for 9 years Make up Eastern- 14 Judges Western- 11 Judges Southern- 7 Judges Hear appeals from Lower Courts

23 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Municipalities Incorporated Local Government Organized under Missouri Law Corporate and Governmental characteristics

24 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Three main types of city government in Missouri today 1) Mayor-council - Appears most frequently in Missouri a. City Council – Elected to in order to create local laws (ordinances) b. Mayor- chief executive responsible for carrying out the local laws 2) Commission - Board of commissioners, (City Council) - Performs both the legislative and the executive functions. - Elected by the people of the city - Creates local laws (ordinances) also act as a department head to carry out local laws in particular group 3) Council-manager - Comprised of a council, a mayor, and a city manager - Council – Elected to in order to create local laws (ordinances) - Mayor – Presides at council meetings, little admin. power - City Manager - City’s chief executive administrator - Nonpartisan official hired by the city

25 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Township Sub-administrated unit of a county Very little power Ex) unity for road maintenance

26 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Counties Unit of State Carrie out key function Taxation, Law enforcement 114 Counties / 1 independent city

27 Missouri Counties

28 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT Missouri Government Officials -Find and list Missouri’s Governor Lt. Governor Willard’s Missouri State Senator Willard’s Missouri State Representative Secretary of State Attorney General

29 MISSOURI CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT What is unique about Missouri Government? The Initiative: Where Missourians can start the legislative process The Referendum: Where Missourians get to review and vote on bills passed by the General Assembly

30 Now we have learned a little about State Government….try this List things that pertain to the state, to the national, and finally to both levels of Government STATE NATIONAL BOTH

31 THE END


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