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MO Constitution. Missouri History First permanent settlement West of Mississippi was in Ste. Genevieve First permanent settlement West of Mississippi.

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1 MO Constitution

2 Missouri History First permanent settlement West of Mississippi was in Ste. Genevieve First permanent settlement West of Mississippi was 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 Wilsons Creek (near Springfield) Biggest battle at Wilsons 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 2/3s vote in both houses may override his veto If the governor vetoes a bill created by the Missouri legislature a 2/3s 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 are 4 years Term for Senators are 4 years Term for House of Representatives are 2 years Term for House of Representatives are 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

9 Executive Branch Governor ( four year term) Governor ( four year term) Administers laws Administers laws Signs and vetoes bills Signs and vetoes bills Grants pardons, reprieves, or commutations Grants pardons, reprieves, or commutations Appoints and removes officials Appoints and removes officials Can call out the National Guard in times of crisis Can call out the National Guard in times of crisis

10 Lieutenant Governor President of the Senate President of the Senate Acting Governor when needed Acting Governor when needed Becomes governor if anything happens to the governor (death, impeachment, resign) Becomes governor if anything happens to the governor (death, impeachment, resign)

11 Qualifications for Lit. Govenror Same as qualifications for governor Same as qualifications for governor 30 years old 30 years old U.S. Citizen for 15 years U.S. Citizen for 15 years Missouri Citizen for 10 years Missouri Citizen for 10 years

12 Sect. of State Office in charge of compiling, storing and publishing state documents Office in charge of compiling, storing and publishing state documents Keeper of the Great Seal of Missouri Keeper of the Great Seal of Missouri Authenticates official acts by governor Authenticates official acts by governor Chief elections official Chief elections official

13 State Auditor Determines if tax dollars are being spent wisely, legally, economically. Determines if tax dollars are being spent wisely, legally, economically. Audits all state agencies and some counties Audits all state agencies and some counties

14 State Treasurer Manages the billions of dollars that come in state revenue Manages the billions of dollars that come in state revenue Directs states banking and investment services Directs states banking and investment services Safeguards and locates rightful owners of all unclaimed property Safeguards and locates rightful owners of all unclaimed property

15 Attorney General Represents the legal interests of Missouri and its state agencies. Represents the legal interests of Missouri and its state agencies. States chief legal officer States chief legal officer Prosecutes or defend all appeals to which the state is a party including those appealed to the Supreme Court of Missouri of the Court of Appeals Prosecutes or defend all appeals to which the state is a party including those appealed to the Supreme Court of Missouri of the Court of Appeals Will on behalf of the state represent all civil suits and other proceedings necessary to protect the states rights, interests and claims. Will on behalf of the state represent all civil suits and other proceedings necessary to protect the states rights, interests and claims.

16 Missouris Supreme Court 7 judges 7 judges Serve 12 year terms Serve 12 year terms Highest court in the State Highest court in the State Hears all cases on appeal from lower courts or transferred from appeals court Hears all cases on appeal from lower courts or transferred from appeals court

17 Missouris Court system Circuit Courts at the county of local level (Associate and municipal courts make are included in the Circuit courts) Circuit Courts at the county of local level (Associate and municipal courts make are included in the Circuit courts) All cases under the law first come to trial in the states judicial circuit courts All cases under the law first come to trial in the states judicial circuit courts Court of appeals- hears all court cases on appeal Court of appeals- hears all court cases on appeal Has 3 districts which hear cases on appeal Has 3 districts which hear cases on appeal The Supreme court is the highest court in the state it meets and hears cases from the court of appeals and lower courts in Jefferson City The Supreme court is the highest court in the state it meets and hears cases from the court of appeals and lower courts in Jefferson City


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