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Ch. 4 LA History

Ch. 4 Louisiana History

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According to the chart, what is the correct sequence of events for a bill to become a law? 1. A bill is assigned to a committee 2. A proposal is introduced 3. The governor may sign or veto the bill 4. A bill is sent to both houses 2-1-4-3
Keeps records of state’s income and expenses treasurer
Brings legal action on behalf of the state attorney general
Keeps the state’s Great Seal secretary of state
Prepares and submits the state budget governor
Becomes governor if the governor leaves office or is unable to act lieutenant governor
Which statement best explains why it is important for Louisiana citizens to be informed about government issues? An informed citizen is better able to participate in decisions about government.
Why did democracy have to be learned in the new state of Louisiana in 1812? The colony had no history of democratic governance.
How could a candidate for President win the popular vote, but still lose the election? The candidate did not win the popular vote in enough states with high numbers of electoral college votes.
What about this newspaper article lets you know that it is propaganda? There are no facts, only general statements designed to alarm the public.
Why must a bill go back to both houses after it leaves the conference committee? Bill passage requires approval of identical versions of the bill by both chambers.
According to the chart, where are all the places that a bill can be stopped from becoming a law? conference committee, committee, floor, and governor
Based on Source, what three specific individual rights was the Louisiana Constitution established to protect? life, liberty, and property
Based on Sources, who is recognized as the source of political or governmental power? We the People
Based on Source, in which situation would it be important to have knowledge of the first amendment? a person is arrested for attending a peaceful protest
Based on Source, which two amendments are being violated in the following scenario? First and fourth Amendment
A panel of twelve citizens who serve for six months and, after listening to the district attorney, decide if there is enough evidence to indict a person for a crime grand jury
Amounts charged citizens by their governments (federal, state, and local) to support governments and the services they provide taxes
An amount charged for removing natural resources—such as timber, oil, and gas—from the state; based on the idea that, once natural resources are removed, they will not be available for future generations severance tax
The legal term for gambling gamin
The primary local government division in Louisiana parish
The governing body for most parishes in Louisiana police jury
Political power given to political subdivisions to govern their own affairs home rule
A unit of local government—a village, town, or city municipality
LA’s form of elections, in which all candidates, no matter their political party, compete in the first (or primary) election and voters can vote for any candidate, regardless of party; then the two candidates with most votes go to a runoff election open primary system
An organization of people who come together because they have shared ideas about how government should operate political party
To attempt to influence legislators about issues lobby
Information spread widely in order to promote or discourage a particular proposal or political point of view propaganda
Who holds the power of government in a democracy? people
How does democracy compare to other forms of government? There is a greater state of equality than in less representative forms of government.
Which powers are shared by the state and federal government? collect taxes and enforce laws
A document of a government that explains its purpose, describes its organization, and states its powers constitution
The document, written in 1787 and ratified in 1788, that set up our nation’s current framework for government United States Constitution
The system through which a community is organized; it is empowered to make, enforce, and carry out laws and procedures government
A complete collection of civil laws commissioned by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte around 1800, which influenced Louisiana’s first civil code adopted in 1808 Napoleonic Code
A system of law that uses earlier decisions—called precedents—as guidelines; it shaped the criminal laws adopted in Louisiana common law
The division of power between the federal and state governments federalism
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights
A division of powers among the three branches of government, with each branch having the primary responsibility for certain functions of government, and with all branches sharing power and none being authorized to function without the other two checks and balances
A legislative session called to discuss specific subjects special session
Revising the legislative district boundaries based on population numbers reapportionment
A committee that includes members from both the Senate and the House, who try to work out differences between two versions of a bill so they can return the revised bill to both chambers for another vote conference committee
A serious crime, like murder and armed robbery felony
A less serious crime, like speeding misdemeanor
To take a case to a higher court for further consideration appeal
A group of citizens who hear evidence on a legal case and make a decision based on the evidence jury
How many versions of the Louisiana state constitution have been adopted? 11
Which group of Louisiana’s first laws was influenced by the Napoleonic Code? civil code
On which topic of legislation does the governor have a line item veto? budget
What are the 3 branches of government in federal and state government? executive, judicial, and legislative
How many legislators must vote for a law in order to override the governor’s veto? 2/3
If a law is brought to the court for judicial review, what is being determined? constitutionality of the law
How are a grand jury and a trial jury different? A grand jury decides if there is enough evidence to go to trial, but a trial jury renders a verdict based on evidence.
Complete the following analogy: President is to federal government as ____________ is to state government. governor
What is the largest single source of revenue for the state? sales tax
What are the two types of local government? elected parish council and police jury
Why are school boards more closely regulated than other forms of local government? They receive money from the state.
Which categorizes freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to vote? citizens’ rights
Which pair is an example of civic responsibility? obeying the laws and paying taxes
Which example of citizen involvement in government is illegal? paying legislators for their votes
Created by: Esther Landry