Pol 215 Week 2 Individual Assignment Constitution And Systems Of The State

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Constitution and the System of the State of Kansas
Brittany Torain
POL215
May 5, 2015
Janice Harder
Constitution and the System of the State of Kansas
The Constitution of the State of Kansas is the playbook of how we are allowed to play the game of government. This playbook, which is our Constitution, will have limitations on the players. The Constitution describes how each player will interact, and who has power during specific situations. The Constitution of the State of Kansas was written in 1859, although it has been amended several times. All amendments to the Kansas Constitution and must be passed through the Legislature and presented for vote to the citizens of Kansas. An Amendment is approved if two-thirds of the votes in each house of the Legislature, as well as the majority of the Kansas voters are received.
The Kansas Constitution begins with the preamble, the preamble states that the Constitution or set of rules is set up for the people by the people and to ensure the rights of the citizens of the state of Kansas. Interesting enough is that equal privileges to women were in included in the original constitution in the ownership of property and the control of children this was very uncommon for most states at this early time in history.
Kansas has three branches of Government. The Legislative branch which is made up of 40 senators and 125 representatives and is elected by the voters of Kansas is known as the law making branch.
The Executive Branch which is made up by the Governor, Lieutenant General, The Secretary of state, Attorney general, and the State Board of Education. All of these positions are elected by the state’s voters and they enforce laws.
The Judicial Branch interprets the laws made from the Legislative Branch and settles disputes this is made up largely by the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. Another example that the Kansas Judicial Branch is responsible for is setting up and enforcing the child support guidelines.



References: Government of Kansas (n.d.) Retrieved on August 23, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Kansas#Constitution State of Kansas Constitution (February 2011) State Library of Kansas retrieved on August 23, 2011 from http://www.kslib.info/constitution/index.html

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