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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.4.5 Compare Oklahoma's state government to the United States' national system of government including the branches of government, their functions, and powers.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Danney Goble, "Government and Politics"
Danny M. Adkison, "Oklahoma Constitution"
Rick Farmer, "Legislature"
Jerry E. Stephens, "Judiciary"

Research Center Resources

List of Governors
LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1890-1907: Territorial Years (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975)
LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1907-1929: Turbulent Politics (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1981)
LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1929-1955: Depression to Prosperity (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1983)
LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1955-1979: Growth and Reform (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1985)

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

Constitution of the State of Oklahoma
"Oral histories with state government officials," Voices of Oklahoma
"My Government," State of Oklahoma

Additional Resources

"Oklahoma Legislative Primer," Oklahoma Policy Institute
"Online Budget Guide," Oklahoma Policy Institute
"What's That?: Key Terms to Understand Oklahoma Politics and Government,"
Oklahoma Policy Institute




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