Constitution and Systems of the State
Locate your state’s constitution and examine the major elements and articles of the constitution.
Review its contents and functions. Search for information about the branches of government and the funding sources for your state Government.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the key elements listed below: (REQUIRED: download the template for the State Constitution assignment – follow the format and include sub-headings; remove any directions. Make certain to include your state name in the title). Points deducted, if template is not used.
- How are the main components of government set up by your state’s constitution; what are the branches of government? Identify by name and title at least two elected/appointed officials of each branch.
- Which branch of your state government seems the most powerful, on paper? What evidence do you use for your choice? (include specific example)
- Does the state constitution contain a Bill of Rights? If so, what appears to be the most important feature?
- Identify at least one service from each judicial, educational, and social service system.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. I
nclude your researched resources and citations. DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA OR BALLOTPEDIA. Your state constitution and state government websites have all of the necessary information. Remember to read the required materials to help you better understand this assignment.