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Q: Is the power of ordinary citizens to submit legislation to a popular vote called initiative?
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What is popular campaigning?

During the 1830s and 40s the participation of citizens in government increased through universal manhood suffrage, party nominating conventions, popular election of electors, rise in third parties, more elected offices, and popular campaigning. As a result of this increased democratic participation, the period becomes known as the Era of the Common Man

What reforms did the populists support?

They called for the election of US senators by popular vote, rather than by state legislatures (17th Amendment). They demanded the universal use of the secret (Australian) ballot, to prevent employers from forcing workers to vote a certain way. They introduced the ideas of the initiative, referendum and recall which were added to many state constitutions. They called for the abolition of national banks and for the government ownership of railroads and the telegraph (socialistic ideas). They advocated a postal savings system so that ordinary people might avoid depositing their money in privately owned banks, and for a graduated income tax.

What is popular Sovereingty?

Stephan A. Douglas of Illinois proposed an act that would divide Nebraska into two territories and repealed the Missouri Compromise. Both territories would have Popular Sovereignty, or the ability of the territory to choose for itself to allow slavery or not.

Who were the Grangers populist?

The Grange and the Populist were periods in the Farmer's Movement, between 1867 and 1896. The Grangers was a secret order founded in 1867 to advance the social needs and combat the economic hardship of farm life. The Populist party emphasized free silver, the income tax, eight-hour day, reclamation of land grants, government ownership of railways, telephones and telegraphs, popular election of federal senators, and the initiative and referendum.

When did ugg boots become popular?

They became popular at 2005

Related questions

Bill that originates from the people rather than legislators is known as?

A bill that originates from the people rather than legislators is known as an initiative. This is a form of direct democracy. It is also known as popular or citizens initiative.

Which scenario best illustrates the principle of popular sovereignty?

A senator holds town hall meetings to find out how citizens think she should vote on gun control legislation

What government body is elected by popular vote?


What is initiatve?

In political science, an initiative (also known as a popular or citizens' initiative) is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote (plebiscite). The vote may be on a proposed statute, constitutional amendment, charter amendment or ordinance, or, in its minimal form, to simply oblige the executive or legislative bodies to consider the subject by submitting it to the order of the day. It is a form of direct democracy.

What are initial?

in politics, an initiative (also known as a popular or citizens' initiative) is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote.

Why did tourism become popular?

People were curious or wanted to do something out of the ordinary.

Did Progressives support referendum as measures to democratize the government?

The initiative The Referendum The Party Primary The popular election of senators

What is the name of the legislation during Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854?

Popular Sovereignty

Popular name for reagans proposed space based nuclear defense system officially called the strategic defense initiative?

Star Wars- after the popular movie at the time

Why did German citizens help murder millions of Jews?

It was not only German citizens, it was citizens from most countries of occupied Europe. In fact German citizens did less to help than most, Jews from Germany were mainly deported to the ghettos, rather than the death camps, also there were actually (some)protests in Germany over the deportations. Some countries did have the normal citizens affect the deportations: In Finalnd after 8 Jewish refugees were deported there were popular protests and no more Jews were taken. In Denmark the ordinary citizens helped Jews escape from the Nazis. But in France (for example) Jews were rounded up by the French.

Which leader has the most popular power to influence legislation in congress?

George W Busch

What federal legislation brought the concept popular sovereignty to the territories?

Kansas Nebraska Act