Ohio Constitution Quiz

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When were the ohio constitutional conventions?

1802,1851,1912

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When was the first ohio constitution made

1802

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When were the biggest changes to the ohio constitution made?

1851 (made a whole new constitution

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When were mostly just amendments added to the ohio constitution

1912

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What are the reasons for the demand for change to the 1803 constitution

  1. no amendment changing process

  2. huge debt of $20 million

  3. legislative branch was too powerful

  4. lack of courts

  5. Perception of corruption

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Why was Ohio $20 million in debt

Economic problems,

Bank failures,

Poor Money spending

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How was the legislative branch too powerful

They appointed judges

  • appointed/ choice executive branch (governor and Secretary of State

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What changes were made in the 1851 ohio constitution pertaining to money?

$750,000 debt limit

  • money had to be spent on what it was appropriated for

  • Taxes had to be for a reason

  • Poll taxes outlawed

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Who signed the laws making ohio a state?

Thomas Jefferson

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What happened in 1802?

The enabling act for Ohio to become a state was passed

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When Ohio became a state

1803

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What is the legislative body in ohio called

General assembly

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How many senates does Ohio have

33

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How many representative does Ohio have?

99

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What did the 1803 constitution require?

The state to provide financial aid for railroads, canals, and road companies

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Who did Ohio invest in to build canals, RR, and roads?

Private companies

  • if the company failed, the state lost money

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What changes were made to the executive branch in the 1851 constitution?

  • elected by the people

  • 4 year terms (rather than 2 years)

  • Created more offices (2-5)

  • Governor is given more power

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What are the new offices?

  • governor and Secretary of State (1803)

  • Auditor

  • Treasurer

  • Attorney general

  • Lt. governor

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What changes were made to the legislative branch in the 1851 constitution

  • took away power to appoint executive/ judicial branch members

  • No more retroactive laws (laws that are passed today that pertain to the past)

  • Money must be appropriated properly

  • All laws had to apply equally (couldn’t favor some groups like 1802)

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What changes were made to the judicial branch

A. Elected judges (6 year terms)

  1. More judges (local counties can create more)

B. Ended Supreme Court travel requirements

C. Created 3 levels of courts- supreme courts/district court/common pleas

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What are the 3 levels of courts

  1. Supreme Court

  2. district court

  3. common pleas court

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