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The Resource The Oklahoma state constitution, Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

The Oklahoma state constitution, Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

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The Oklahoma state constitution
Title
The Oklahoma state constitution
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Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer
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Language
eng
Summary
""The best constitution in the United States today." That is how William Jennings Bryan described the proposed constitution for Oklahoma in 1907. Bryan was clearly engaging in hyperbole, but he was signifying that the drafters of Oklahoma's constitution were guided in the main by many of the concerns which were highlighted during what historians came to dub the Progressive Era. Although the Progressive mentality did not win every victory (Oklahoma's constitution did not then and does not now include a provision for the recall), Progressives were, in general, pleased with the document. In particular, they praised the provision for the initiative and the referendum. Perhaps they did not anticipate that the initiative provision would, by the end of the 1900s, be used over 140 times to amend the very document they had drafted.One reason for the numerous amendments is the fact that so many details were included in the original document (about 50,000 words in length when finished in 1907). Many of these details would quickly become outdated or obsolete, and thus in need of amending. This attention to detail was not just a product of numerous interests seeking to have their favorite provision included in the constitution, but a fear of the drafters that they would not be able to trust the state legislature created by the new constitution to take the interests of the mass of Oklahoma citizens into account when enacting laws. An enduring characteristic of Oklahoma's constitution, however, has been its faith in direct democracy. In 2018 alone, Oklahomans had the opportunity to vote on six provisions to modify state laws or the state's constitution. These included issues that ranged from a state law legalizing medical marijuana (which passed) to amending the state's constitution to allow optometrists to operate in Wal-Mart stores (which did not pass).This volume traces the historical formation and constitutional development of the state. This development, given the frequency with which Oklahomans deem it necessary to change, is literally an ongoing process"--
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Oxford scholarship online
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1950-
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Adkison, Danny Mark
Index
index present
LC call number
KFO1601 1907.A6
LC item number
A348 2020 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Palmer, Lisa McNair,
  • Oklahoma
Series statement
The Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States
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  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Oklahoma
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The Oklahoma state constitution, Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1149319342
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unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 414 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780197514825
Lccn
2020013514
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1149319342
Label
The Oklahoma state constitution, Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1149319342
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780197514825
Lccn
2020013514
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1149319342

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