Montana: Government and Higher Education
Government and Higher Education
In 1973 a new constitution took effect, replacing the one adopted in 1889. The governor is elected for a term of four years and may be reelected. The legislative assembly is made up of a senate with 50 members and a house of representatives with 100 members. Montana is represented in the U.S. Congress by one representative and two senators, and the state has three electoral votes in presidential elections. Montana's voters have traditionally voted for both Democrats and Republicans, often splitting the ticket, but of late its politics have become more polarized.
The Univ. of Montana, at Missoula, and Montana State Univ., at Bozeman, are the state's major institutions of higher learning. Both these systems also have other campuses.
Sections in this article:
- Economic Diversification
- The Expansion of Agriculture
- The Importance of Mining
- Territorial Status, Sioux Resistance, and Statehood
- Early Inhabitants, Fur Trading, and Gold
- Government and Higher Education
- Facts and Figures
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