Sept 14-9-07

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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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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

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