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    Quick Links: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, UPDATE GND 2011-2013 Bullet Points

    Chapter 1 Bullet Points
    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

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    Chapter 2 Bullet Points
    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 17,500
    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

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    Chapter 3 Bullet Points
    Number of Legislative Districts
    47
    Average Number of Residents in Each Legislative District
    13,664
    Largest Legislative District—In Area
    District 39
    Number of State Senators
    47
    Number of State Representatives
    4
    Number of Chambers in a Bicameral Legislature
    2
    Only state with a Unicameral Legislature
    Nebraska
    Number of Bills Introduced During Legislative Sessions
    1000+
    Number of Signatures Needed to Initiate or Refer a State Law
    12,844

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    Chapter 4 Bullet Points
    Governor of North Dakota
    John Hoeven
    Lt. Governor of North Dakota
    Jack Dalrymple
    Only North Dakota Governor Ever Recalled
    Lynn J. Frazier, 1921
    Number of Elected State Officials
    13
    Number of State Agencies Directly Under the Governor
    16
    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

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    Chapter 5 Bullet Points
    Highest Court in North Dakota
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    Number of Justices on the Supreme Court
    5
    North Dakota Court with Original Jurisdiction
    North Dakota District Court
    Number of Judicial Districts in North Dakota
    7
    Number of District Court Judges
    44
    Court that Serves City Government
    Municipal Court
    Location of the North Dakota State Penitentiary
    Bismarck
    Location of the State's Youth Correctional Center
    Mandan

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    Chapter 6 Bullet Points
    Number of Voting Precincts in North Dakota, 1960
    2,300
    Number of Voting Precincts in North Dakota, 2008
    528
    Percentage of North Dakotans Voting in 2008
    65%
    Percentage of U.S. Citizens Voting in 2008
    57%
    Amendment to U.S. Constitution Lowering the Voting Age to 18
    26th Amendment
    Only U.S. State without Voter Registration
    North Dakota
    Year North Dakota Abolished Voter Registration
    1951

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    Chapter 7 Bullet Points
    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

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    Chapter 8 Bullet Points
    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
    7
    Most Populous County
    Cass County
    Least Populous County
    Slope County
    Largest Source of County Revenue
    Property Taxes

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    Chapter 9 Bullet Points
    Number of Incorporated Cities in North Dakota, 2009
    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
    Allows Cities More Local Control Over Local Affairs
    Home Rule

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    Chapter 10 Bullet Points
    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, 2009
    1,330
    Number of North Dakota Counties with No Townships
    5
    North Dakota County with the Most Townships
    Stutsman
    Total Number of Elected Township Officials, 2009
    5,730

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    Chapter 11 Bullet Points
    Number of Public School Districts, 2008
    187
    Number of Public School Students, 2008
    94,656
    Percentage of State-supported K–12 Education Funding, 2009
    70%
    Number of Irrigation Districts, 2009
    23
    Number of Counties in the Garrison Conservancy District
    28
    Number of Soil Conservation Districts, 2009
    54
    Number of Fire Protection Districts, 2009
    234

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    Chapter 12 Bullet Points
    Generates the Most Revenue for the State
    Sales Tax
    The State Spends the Most on This Function
    Health and 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 2009–2011 State Budget (All Funds)
    $8,848,274,865
    Number of North Dakota Cities that Levy a Local Sales Tax
    123
    One-tenth of a Cent (.001¢)—For Property Tax Purposes
    Mill

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