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Sept 14-9-07 - Direct vs. Red. Democ. In direct democracy...

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Unformatted text preview: Direct vs. Red. Democ. In direct democracy citizens decide on issues Found only at the state and local level In Rep. Democ. Which states are more likely to provide for direct democracy? Progressive Era (1902 - !918) 16 states adopted a ballot initiative procedures Only 5 states added after that i. Alaska Florida, Wyoming, Illinois, Mississippi(1992) ii. Mississippi most recent Many of the states that allow ballot initiates are western states Origins of a state Constitution Why do they vary from state to state? Awarded by king of England giving holder the right to establish plantations and govern inhabitants. Virginia Charter = Jamestown was 1 st King could revoke them if he wanted Massachusetts in 1691 To members of a new country Does not write a form constitution for states Enjoins them to organize their authority on basis of the people Continental Congress Does not write a form constitution The first constitutions Strong bicameral legislatures, weak governors and judiciaries...
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