Ch 31: MTTC Political Science: Michigan State Government

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Explore the Michigan Constitution and government branches as part of your preparations for the MTTC Political Science exam. Our fun videos help you easily retain info you'll need for the exam.

MTTC Political Science: Michigan State Government - Chapter Summary

Follow along as our professional instructors teach you the fundamentals of Michigan's governing body. You'll be ready to answer related questions on the exam after viewing lessons on:

  • Components of the state's constitution
  • The make up of the executive and legislative branches
  • Jurisdiction of the judicial branch
  • Methods for financing the government
  • Connections between local and state governments
  • Citizen participation throughout the state
  • The history of Michigan's government

Simplify your preparations for the exam by watching fast and flexible video lessons that cover all the essential Michigan state government concepts in an entertaining format that makes learning fun. Use the video tags to review main points in each video or read through the lesson transcripts to get familiar with key terms and definitions.

MTTC Political Science: Michigan State Government Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Political Science exam is a licensure requirement in Michigan for those who plan to teach this subject. The exam features questions in multiple-choice form, and it can be taken on paper or by computer. Questions on the state's government will be asked in the Foundations and Operation of Government in the United States domain, which encompasses roughly 40% of the exam. Prepare for the format of questions you'll see on the exam by taking the multiple-choice quizzes that follow the lessons.

10 Lessons in Chapter 31: MTTC Political Science: Michigan State Government
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Major Components of the Michigan State Constitution

1. Major Components of the Michigan State Constitution

This lesson breaks down the articles of the Michigan State Constitution into easy-to-chew pieces. Learn fun facts and key issues from this nearly 40,000 word document, including topics of current debate and legacy items that give us a glimpse of the history.

Structure of the Michigan Legislative Branch

2. Structure of the Michigan Legislative Branch

What does the Michigan legislature branch do? This lesson examines the structure and responsibilities of those elected to be the voice of the voters, from lawmaking to oversight of other areas of government.

Michigan Executive Branch: Departments & Agencies

3. Michigan Executive Branch: Departments & Agencies

Michigan is a busy state, full of lots of people. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the branch of the state government in charge of daily administration over all these busy lives.

Michigan Judicial Branch: Structure & Jurisdiction

4. Michigan Judicial Branch: Structure & Jurisdiction

The Michigan judicial branch has three levels. It is made up of several types of courts, including trial courts, the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. This lesson explains the structure and jurisdiction of Michigan's courts.

How Michigan's Government is Financed

5. How Michigan's Government is Financed

Where do the state and local governments of Michigan get their money? In this lesson, you'll learn how Michigan's government is funded and what happens when a local government or school district faces a financial crisis.

Relationship Between Michigan's State & Local Governments

6. Relationship Between Michigan's State & Local Governments

The state of Michigan has multiple levels of government to help daily administration be as efficient as possible. In this lesson, we'll look at these various levels and see how they interact.

Citizen Participation in Michigan's Government

7. Citizen Participation in Michigan's Government

Want to play a role in Michigan's government? Consider your options for how to impact your state, including voting, contributing to campaigns, running for office, and communicating with legislators.

How History Shaped Michigan's Government Prior to 1945

8. How History Shaped Michigan's Government Prior to 1945

Michigan has a long and complex history, which has impacted its government in several ways. In this lesson, we'll explore this history and see how it helped make Michigan the state it is today.

Industrialization & Deindustrialization in Michigan

9. Industrialization & Deindustrialization in Michigan

Michigan is more deeply associated with industrial production than nearly any other state. So what happened? In this lesson, we'll examine the rise and fall of industrial cities in Michigan and consider what the future may hold.

Civil Rights in Michigan

10. Civil Rights in Michigan

Civil Rights have been a big deal in Michigan for a long time. In this lesson, we'll look at the state's long history with these issues and see how they impacted the lives of Michigan's citizens.

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