Discuss the impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the Arizona Constitution, including the declaration of rights, ballot initiatives, and recall of judges.

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Discussthe impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the ArizonaConstitution, including the declaration of rights, ballotinitiatives, and recall of judges.&nbsp

Notably,Arizona became a state in 1912, during the peak of the ProgressiveMovement. Understandably, most of the drafters of the constitutionwere Progressives. Taking into consideration what the Progressivesstood for, it was then by no surprise that the State’s constitutionincluded the recall, the initiative and the referendum. The recall ofjudges was met with great opposition by President Taft who vetoed theArizona Statehood for the sole reason that the state’s constitutionpermitted the recall of judges. Thereby, arm twisting Arizona toeliminate the recall of judges to become a State. Nonetheless,judicial recall was restored after attaining Statehood. Arizona stateconstitution also gave provision for ballot initiatives. Salient tonote is that in 1912-2012, the State has had 67 seven initiativesappear on the ballot and only 40% have been approved by voters (Toni&amp Thomas, 2012).The progressive movement also ensured the constitution was alsoeffective in the declaration of rights. The Arizona constitutionmagnified the individual rights of the citizens.

Reference

ToniMcClory and Thomas McClory, 2012,” Understanding the ArizonaConstitution” retrieved fromhttp://www.uapress.arizona.edu/extras/mcclory/AZconUpdate.pdf

Compareand contrast the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution.Discuss three findings that account for the significant differencesin length.

Asat 2012, the constitution of the State of Arizona had more than46,000 words a figure by then that was ideally six times the lengthof the US constitution (Toni &amp Thomas, 2012). While the U.Sconstitution has 7 Articles, Amendments that are separately listed inapproximately eight pages, the constitution of the State of Arizonahas thirty articles as at 2011, with Amendments incorporated intotext in approximately one hundred and eight pages (ConstitutionCentre, 2015). While the Arizona constitution explains that 5executives, and all of the legislature, all judges are subject todirect voter control, the U.S constitution only states that only thecongress are in elected section. The wording of the Arizonaconstitution is also one of the major differences that contributes tothe gap in the length of the two constitutions. Additionally, therepealing and amending of the Arizona constitution severally has alsocontributed in the difference in the length of the two constitutions.

Reference

ToniMcClory and Thomas McClory, 2012,” Understanding the ArizonaConstitution” retrieved fromhttp://www.uapress.arizona.edu/extras/mcclory/AZconUpdate.pdf

ConstitutionCentre, 2015 “The constitution of the United States” retrievedfrom &lt http://constitutioncenter.org/media/files/constitution.pdf&gt

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