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Arizona History Chapter 15

Chapter 15

Arizona Government

Key Topics:

Our State Government

Legislative Branch

Districts

Officers and Committees of the Legislature

AzScam

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Impeachment Power

Initiative and Referendum

Proposition 200

Executive Branch

The Governor is the Chief Executive

Secretary of State

Attorney General

Treasurer

Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Mine Inspector

State Government Reorganized into Departments

Some State Commissions are Still Independent

Judicial Branch

Justice of the Peace Courts

Municipal Court

Superior Court

A Case Study:  Miranda V. Arizona

Juries

The Court of Appeals

The Arizona Supreme Court

Local Government

County Government

The Future of County Government

Town or City Government

Incorporation

Special Single-Purpose Districts

Citizenship Responsibilities:  Voting and Elections

U.S. Senators and Congressmen

Activities:

p. 287  Departments in the Executive Branch

p. 293  Your County

Vocabulary:

revenue

representative democracy

direct democracy

bill

whip

absolute majority

veto

initiative

referendum

extradition

impeachment

felony

advisory opinion

commission

criminal case

civil case

plaintiff

defendant

misdemeanor

civil offense

magistrate

jurisdiction

arson

embezzlement

grand jury

petit jury

hung jury

charter

incorporate

direct primary

nominee

general election

People to Know:

Jane Dee Hull

Janet Napolitano

Raul Castro

 

Review Questions:

1-18

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