Final Review Texas Government 2306

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Texas U.S Senator

Ted Cruz

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Texas U.S Representative for District: 31 (Austin, TX)

Travis Clardy

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Texas State Senator District: 31 (Austin, TX)

Kel Seliger

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Texas State Representative District: 81 (Odessa, TX)

Brooks Landgraf

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How many Texas House of Representatives are there?

150

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How many state senators are there?

31

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What is LRB?

(Legislative Redistricting Board) - Composed of the most powerful people of the Texas. Lieutenant Gov, Speaker of House, Attorney General.. etc

Provide legislators with an incentive to redistrict after each federal decennial census.

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How long do limited sessions last?

When are they held?

Lasts 140 days

Only on odd-numbered years

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Who is the Lieutenant Governor?

What's his position?

Who is he elected by?

-Dan Patrick

- President of the Senate

-Elected by the people

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Who is the Speaker of the House?

Who is he elected by?

-Joe Strauss

-Elected by the House

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Step one to How a Bill becomes law.

A bill is first introduced in the Chamber of Congress either the House of Representatives or the Senate.

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How many articles are in the Texas Constitution?

17 Articles

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What are the articles for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Department?

Article 3,4,5 (in that order)

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What are the 3 types of Local Governments?

Country

Municipal

Special

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How many counties are in Texas?

254

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What is the "Arm of the State?"

Carries out orders

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Odessa's Municipal Government form

Council-Manager Form

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Odessa Mayor

David Turner

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Odessa's City Manager

Richard Morton

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The Courts conflicting goal

Must protect The People

"right to fair trial"

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Texas Governor

Greg Abbott

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What six flags have flown over Texas?

Spain

France

Mexico

Republic of Texas

Confederate States of America

U.S.A

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What is the "Old Three Hundred?"

A contract between the Austin family and Mexico.

TX gains independence and wants more settlers.

Moses sends 300 settlers

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what is Siete Leys?

7 Laws that replaces Constitution of Mexico

Switches from Federalism to Unitary

Placed by President Santa Anna

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What led to Texas Revolution?

The news laws only took effect to Elite Citizens.

Texas wants to leave Mexico

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First battle that occured

Battle of Gonzales

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Last battle that occured

Battle of San Jacinto

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What's the Alamo significance?

It was 300 Texans vs. thousands of Mexicans in San Antonio at the Alamo. Texans saw this as a battle cry to fight for those who were clearly outnumbered and slaughtered.

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What is the Treaty of Velasco?

Peace between TX and Mexico.

Texas Independence

Santa Anna captured in Houston and forced to sign after his capture.

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What is the Treaty of Guadalupe?

Ends the U.S/ Mexican war.

Official border- Rio Grande

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When does Texas become apart of the United States?

December 29,1845

28th State

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What political cultures is Texas apart of?

Individualistic

Traditional

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How many amendments does Texas have vs U.S.A?

484 - 7

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"Come and take it"

During Battle of Gonzales the Mexicans attempt to take the cannon they gave them for protection.

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In the U.S Constitution it is considered "Pleading the 5th" but in Texas it technically is..?

Pleading the 1st

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What is Miranda Rights?

Must explain charges when they get ARRESTED. It reminds the suspect of their rights.

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Who is the Comptroller - Tax Collector?

Glenn Heger

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Who is the Commissioner of the General Land Office?

George P. Bush