Chapters 1 & 7

Oklahoma American Legion Boys State
LECTURE OUTLINE
“A Brief History of Oklahoma”
“Political Parties and Elections”
Chapters 1 & 7

CHAPTER 1: A Brief History of Oklahoma

 

Very Brief Pre-Territorial History Overview

Creation of Oklahoma and Sequoya Territories:

  • Founding Dates
  • Why Sequoya was Denied Statehood

Guthrie Convention:

  • Oklahoma Enabling Act
  • Pertinent Dates
  • Constitution of Oklahoma
  • Congressional Approval – 1907

Early Statehood:

  • Inequality
  • Turbulent Times
  • The Wealth of the Land
  • The Great Depression

 

CHAPTER 7: Political Parties and Elections

 

Parties:

  • Major Parties and Their Followings:
    • Republicans
    • Democrats
  • Populism and Progressivism and Issues of the Day
    • Big Business
    • Government Control
    • Black Voting
    • Political Realignment
    • Other Issues
  • Oklahoma’s Constitutional Convention
    • Length and Subject Matter of the Constitution
  • Party Loyalties
    • Early Democratic Control and Statistics
    • The Socialist Presence
    • Those Resilient Republicans

 

Elections:

  • Eligibility to Vote in Oklahoma
  • The Closed Primary System
  • The Election Boards:
    • State
    • County
    • Absentee Voting
  • Primary Elections
  • Runoff Elections
  • General Elections
  • Political Party Conventions
    • State
    • National

 

BE SURE TO REVIEW KEY TERMS IN THE GLOSSARY FOR EACH CHAPTER!!!