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Chapter 1      North Dakota and the Federal System

Chapter 2      North Dakota Adopts a Constitution

Chapter 3      Legislature Passes Laws

Chapter 4     The Governor Leads the Executive Branch

Chapter 5      North Dakota Courts and the Judicial Branch

Chapter 6      Elections and Voting

Chapter 7      Political Parties and the Political Process

Chapter 8      County Government

Chapter 9      Municipal Government

Chapter 10    Township Government

Chapter 11    Special Districts

Chapter 12   Financing State and Local Government

Maps, Charts, and Graphics

Chapter 1
 

Weaknessess of the Articles of Confederation

 

Chapter 2
 

 Distributing State Institutions

Amending the North Dakota Constitution

 

Chapter 3
 

North Dakota's Legislative Branch

 47 Legislative Districts

 Party Affiliation Legislative Assembly

 Standing Committees

How a Bill Becomes Law

 

Chapter 4
 

Chart of Governer's Cabinet

North Dakota's Colleges and Universities

North Dakota Governors Since Statehood

 

Chapter 5
 

North Dakota's Judicial System

North Dakota's 7 Judicial Districts

 Classes of Crime and Penalties

Uniform Crime Report -- Crime Rate and Crime Index

 

Chapter 6
 

Citizen Participation

North Dakota Voter Turnout

2012 Election Calendar

2010 Election Results

 Years of Election

 

 

 

Chapter 7
 

 The District Committee

 Timetable

 

Chapter 8
 

North Dakota Counties and County Seats

North Dakota County Statistics

County Government

 

Chapter 9
 

Mayor-Council Form of Government

City Commission Form of Government

Council-Manager Form of Government

 

Chapter 10
 

Numbering Townships

Number of Townships in Each County

Township Government

North Dakota Counties with No Townships

 

 

Chapter 11
 

North Dakota School Districts, 2011

Enrollment in North Dakota's 10 Largest School Districts

Regional Education Associations

Funding Sources for K-12 Education

North Dakota Soil Conservation Districts

 Five Regions

Garrison Conservancy District

Northwest Area Water Supply

Southwest Water Authority

Lake Agassiz Water Authority

 

Chapter 12
 

 2011-2013 General Fund Revenue Sources

North Dakota Tax Collections, 1998-2010

 2011 Corporation Income Tax Rates

 2011 Individual Income Tax Rates

 2011-2013 Legislative Appropriations

North Dakota Cities with Local Sales Taxes

 2011-2013 Estimated General Fund Revenues

Property Taxes by Taxing District, Percentages

 2011-2013 Legislative Appropriations

 

Bullet Points

Chapter 1 North Dakota and the Federal System

The Year the U.S. Constitution Was Adopted 1787
Number of Words in the U.S. Constitution About 6,000
Created Two Houses of Congress Connecticut Compromise
First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights
Number of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Today 27
Powers in the Constitution Reserved to the National Government Delegated Powers
Powers in the Constitution Intended for the National Government Implied Powers

 

 

Chapter 2 North Dakota Adopts a Constitution

Dakota Territory Established 1861
Number of Delegates to North Dakota's 1889 Constitutional Convention 75
North Dakota Statehood Proclaimed November 2, 1889
Number of Words in the North Dakota Constitution About 18,746
Number of Articles in the Original North Dakota Constitution 20
Number of Articles in the Current North Dakota Constitution 13
Number of Ways to Amend the North Dakota Constitution 2

Chapter 3 Legislature Passes Laws

Number of Legislative Districts 47
Average Number of Residents in Each Legislative District 14,311
Largest Legislative District—In Area District 39
Number of State Senators 47
Number of State Representatives 94
Number of Chambers in a Bicameral Legislature 2
Only state with a Unicameral Legislature Nebraska
Number of Bills Introduced During Legislative Sessions 900-1000
Number of Signatures Needed to Initiate or Refer a State Law 13,452

Chapter 4 The Governor Leads the Executive Branch

Governor of North Dakota Jack Dalrymple
Lt. Governor of North Dakota Drew Wrigley
Only North Dakota Governor Ever Recalled Lynn J. Frazier, 1921
Number of Elected State Officials 13
Number of State Agencies Directly Under the Governor 17
Term for Most Elected State Officials 4 years
Number of Public Service Commissioners 3
Often Referred to as the "Fourth Branch of Government" Board of Higher Education

 

Chapter 5 North Dakota Courts and the Judicial Branch

Highest Court in North Dakota North Dakota Supreme Court
Number of Justices on the Supreme Court 5
Number of Judicial Districts in North Dakota 8
Number of District Court Judges 51
Annual Number of District Court Case Filings 188,000
Number of North Dakota Citizens Summoned for Jury Duty Annually 6,500
Number of Juvenile Drug Courts 6

 

Chapter 6 Elections and Voting

Number of Voting Precincts in North Dakota, 1960 2,300
Number of Voting Precincts in North Dakota, 2014 427
Percentage of North Dakotans Voting in 2014 47%
Percentage of U.S. Citizens Voting in 2014 36%
Percentage of North Dakotans Who Voted By Mail or Absentee in 2014 35%

 

Chapter 7 Political Parties and the Political Process

Month for North Dakota's Primary Election June
Purpose of the Political Party "Out-of-Power" Loyal Opposition
Year the Nonpartisan League Joined the Democratic Party 1956
First Level of Political Party Organization Precinct
Number of Signatures a Candidate Needs for the Ballot 300
North Dakota's Chief Election Officer Secretary of State

 

Chapter 8 County Government

Number of North Dakota Counties 53
First North Dakota County Organized Pembina, 1867
Last North Dakota County Organized Grant, 1916
Number of County Commissioners 3 or 5
Number of Counties with Home Rule 10
Most Populous County Cass County
Least Populous County Slope County
Largest Source of County Revenue Property Taxes

 

Chapter 9 Municipal Government

Number of Incorporated Cities in North Dakota, 2013 357
Most Common City Government in North Dakota Mayor-Council
Number of Cities with a City Commission 27
Only City with a Council-Manager Government Minot
Percentage of North Dakota Cities with a City Council 90%
Most Important Source of Revenue for North Dakota Cities Property Tax
Number of North Dakota Cities with Less Than 100 People 132 (37%)

 

Chapter 10 Township Government

Number of Sections in a Township 36
Number of Acres in a Section of Land 640
Number of Congressional Townships at Statehood, 1889 1,800
Number of North Dakota Townships, 2015 1,317
Number of North Dakota Counties with No Townships 5
North Dakota County with the Most Townships Stutsman
Number of Supervisors in most Townships 3

 

Chapter 11  Special Districts

Number of Public School Districts Operating, 2015 179
Number of Public School Students, 2015 106,338
Percentage of State-supported K–12 Education Funding, 2015 80%
Number of Irrigation Districts, 2015 13
Number of Counties in the Garrison Conservancy District 28
Number of Soil Conservation Districts, 2015 55
Number of Fire Protection Districts, 2015 240+

 

Chapter 12 Financing State and Local Government

Generates the Most Revenue for the State Sales Tax
The State Spends the Most on This Function Human Services
North Dakota's Sales Tax Rate 5%
A Tax on Severing Minerals from the Ground Severance Tax
Only State-Owned Institution of Its Kind in the Nation Bank of North Dakota
The Year North Dakotans Approved a State Lottery 2002
Amount of the 2015–2017 State Budget (All Funds) $14,200,396,794
Number of North Dakota Cities that Levy a Local Sales Tax 135
One-tenth of a Cent (.001¢)—For Property Tax Purposes Mill

 

 

Suggested Learning Activities

Chapter 1      North Dakota and the Federal System

Chapter 2      North Dakota Adopts a Constitution

Chapter 3     Legislature Passes Laws

Chapter 4      The Governor Leads the Executive Branch

Chapter 5      North Dakota Courts and the Judicial Branch

Chapter 6      Elections and Voting

Chapter 7     Political Parties and the Political Process

Chapter 8      County Government

Chapter 9      Municipal Government

Chapter 10   Township Government

Chapter 11    Special Districts

Chapter 12   Financing State and Local Government

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