Missouri State Constitution and Government Flashcards

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In Missouri, the general term that is usually given to cities and towns is
municipality, municipalities
Missouri has a ___?___ , or two-house, legislature.
bicameral
The Missouri General Assembly includes how many Representatives?
163 Representatives
The Missouri General Assembly includes how many Senators?
34 Senators
Missouri state senators’ term of office is how many years?
4 years
Missouri state representatives serve a term of how many years?
2 years
A Missouri state representative must be at least how old before taking office?
30 years old
A Missouri state representative must be at least how old?
24 years old
Missouri governors serve a term of how many years?
4 years
The official who is responsible for coming up with a yearly budget for Missouri’s state government is the
Governor
Missouri's Lieutenant Governor must be at least how old?
30 years old
Missouri's Lieutenant Governor must have been a resident of the state for how long, in order to take office?
10 years
Missouri's Lieutenant Governor must have been a U.S. citizen for at least how many years?
15 years
The job of Missouri's Lieutenant Governor includes presiding over sessions of what legislative body?
the Missouri State Senate
The Missouri state official responsible for preserving public information and overseeing all state elections is the
Secretary of State
The Missouri state official who is the chief legal officer of the state and represents the interests of government agencies and citizens is the
Attorney General
There are a total of how many justices on the Missouri Supreme Court?
7 justices
The term of office for Missouri Supreme Court justices is how many years?
12 years
The highest state court in Missouri is the
Missouri Supreme Court
Justices on the Missouri Supreme Court must be at least how old?
30 years old
The official state bird of Missouri is the
bluebird
An Appeals Court justice in Missouri must be at least how old?
30 years old
Missouri Appeals Court Justices serve a term of office of how many years?
12 years
The Missouri state official who can grant pardons and reprieves is the
governor
Which part of the Missouri state government is known as the “lower house”?
the House of Representatives
When the Lieutenant Governor is absent, the official who presides over the meetings of the state Senate is the
president pro tempore of the Senate
Missouri’s state capital city is
Jefferson City
Missouri became the 24th state in the Union in what year?
1821
Missouri's official nickname is the
"Show Me State"
Missouri's official state animal is the
Missouri mule
What is the state motto of Missouri?
"The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law."
The legislative branch of the Missouri state government is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Together, these two bodies are known as the
the General Assembly
The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Cabinet Departments make up the ___?___ branch of Missouri's government.
the executive branch
The Supreme Court, Appeals Courts, and Circuit Courts make up what branch of Missouri's state government?
the judicial branch
A Missouri Governor may serve how many terms?
2 terms
Missouri's governors must be at least how old before taking office?
30 years old
A Missouri governor must have been a U.S. citizen for at least how many years, before taking office?
15 years
In order to be a Missouri governor, a person must have lived in the state at least how many years?
10 years
Laws may be made directly by the people, in Missouri, in a process called the iniative ___?___.
petition
In Missouri, voters may approve or disapprove laws already passed by the General Assembly, by voting in a process called the
referendum
What official is the head of the Missouri Supreme Court?
the Chief Justice
A Missouri Supreme Court justice just have been a registered voter for at least how long, before taking office?
9 years
All cases under state law must first come to trial in one of Missouri's ___?___ Courts.
Circuit Courts
In Missouri, a sub-administrative unit of county government is called a ___?___, with very limited powers, usually exist for road maintenance.
township
In Missouri, a ___?___ is a sub-administrative unit of state government that carries out crucial state functions, such as taxation and law enforcement.
county
How many counties are there in Missouri?
114 counties
A ___?___ district is usually a one-service unit of local government, and most commonly provides fire protection, road maintenance, and water supply.
special district
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