The California Constitution. American Political Institutions Fawn Gibson. The California Constitution. The California Constitution has undergone substantial revision and amendment since its adoption in 1849 The fundamental organization of government written in 1849 remains.
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American Political Institutions
The History of the constitution can be divided into 4 stages:
The California Constitution can be amended in the following ways:
1.The legislature can convene a constitutional convention by a two- thirds vote. The convention can also be convened by a majority vote of the electorate.
2.The electorate can propose a constitutional amendment through the initiative process.
3. The legislature may propose a constitutional amendment by a 2/3 vote.
The progressive reformers wanted to end to the dominance of the big corporations, reform corrupt political parties; remove corrupt politicians at the state and local levels; and return government to the people.
The most prominent of the Progressive reforms are: