Final Review Texas Government 2306
Texas U.S Senator
Texas U.S Representative for District: 31 (Austin, TX)
Texas State Senator District: 31 (Austin, TX)
Texas State Representative District: 81 (Odessa, TX)
How many Texas House of Representatives are there?
How many state senators are there?
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.
How long do limited sessions last?
When are they held?
Lasts 140 days
Only on odd-numbered years
Who is the Lieutenant Governor?
What's his position?
Who is he elected by?
- President of the Senate
-Elected by the people
Who is the Speaker of the House?
Who is he elected by?
-Elected by the House
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.
How many articles are in the Texas Constitution?
What are the articles for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Department?
Article 3,4,5 (in that order)
What are the 3 types of Local Governments?
How many counties are in Texas?
What is the "Arm of the State?"
Carries out orders
Odessa's Municipal Government form
Odessa's City Manager
The Courts conflicting goal
Must protect The People
"right to fair trial"
What six flags have flown over Texas?
Republic of Texas
Confederate States of America
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
what is Siete Leys?
7 Laws that replaces Constitution of Mexico
Switches from Federalism to Unitary
Placed by President Santa Anna
What led to Texas Revolution?
The news laws only took effect to Elite Citizens.
Texas wants to leave Mexico
First battle that occured
Battle of Gonzales
Last battle that occured
Battle of San Jacinto
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.
What is the Treaty of Velasco?
Peace between TX and Mexico.
Santa Anna captured in Houston and forced to sign after his capture.
What is the Treaty of Guadalupe?
Ends the U.S/ Mexican war.
Official border- Rio Grande
When does Texas become apart of the United States?
What political cultures is Texas apart of?
How many amendments does Texas have vs U.S.A?
484 - 7
"Come and take it"
During Battle of Gonzales the Mexicans attempt to take the cannon they gave them for protection.
In the U.S Constitution it is considered "Pleading the 5th" but in Texas it technically is..?
Pleading the 1st
What is Miranda Rights?
Must explain charges when they get ARRESTED. It reminds the suspect of their rights.
Who is the Comptroller - Tax Collector?
Who is the Commissioner of the General Land Office?
George P. Bush