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High Four: How things have changed

The Tennessee Senate in 1889 PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives We're going to slip a history lesson about how the relationship between the governor and the legislature has changed over the years. Before the 1960s the governor of Tennessee …

High Five: Constitutional officers

You've learned quite a bit at this point, and you should pat yourself on the back. Now for three other important state government officials who are part of the Legislative Branch of state government. Tennessee has three "Constitutional Off…

High Nine: Let's go to court

As high school students from Robertson County look on, members of the Tennessee Supreme Court enter a Clarksville courtroom. When you studied civics in earlier grades, you learned that there is a five-member Tennessee Supreme Court. But you proba…

Part Twelve: Redistricting

Tennessee's current Congressional districts Tennessee is divided into nine U.S. Congressional districts, 33 state senate districts and 99 state house districts. Today, thanks to the Internet, it is easy to learn which Congressional district, …