OregonOregon is a state that was founded in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
Very few people know this, but Oregon is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Though a lot of events happened before the foundation of the state, its growth over the years is very evident. There are three important concepts about Oregon such as it’s impressive origin, interesting historical events, and how historical events shaped the state. The origin of Oregon is very impressive due to its vivid history. Following exploration by the Spanish and French, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Oregon was mapped by the Lewis and Clark expedition in their search for the Northwest Passage ( Oregon. para 1.
2018). The maps, principally the work of William Clark, provided the first detailed topographic representations of the interior landscapes of the Oregon Country (Lang. 2017.
Para 1). Starting in the 1830s, many groups of pioneers travelled to the state on the famous Oregon Trail, and the U.S. began joint settlement of the area with the United Kingdom ( Oregon. para 1. 2017). Oregon is not left out of history since it’s composed with plenty of interesting historical events. Around 8000 BCE Native American settlements are found across the geographical region now known as Oregon, with a majority concentrated along the lower Columbia River, in the western valleys, and around coastal estuaries (“Oregon Historical Timeline”.
2017. Para 1). In 1846, the border between U.S.
and British territory was formally established at the 49th parallel – the part of the territory that was given to Britain would ultimately become part of Canada ( Oregon. para 2. 2018). Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state in 1859(Oregon Historical Timeline. 2017. Para 2).
As you can see the state not only has historical events, but is still making history today. In an age when elected politicians are increasingly ideological and hear only what they want to hear, much of Oregon’s economic and civic life is governed by an alphabet soup of state boards and commissions( Sadler. 2005. Para 1). The U.
S. constitution is very similar and quite different from the Oregon’s constitution. Although very different states they do share some similarities. The Oregon Constitution is similar to the US Constitution in the matters of individual liberties because both constitutions share the same rights such as : freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press, right to bear arms, quartering troops, right to a jury trial and unreasonable search and seizure(Valdez.
2016. Para 4). The bill of rights of Oregon Constitution contains most of the United States Bill of Rights and also the main text of the United States Constitution( Legal.
2016. Para 1). There are also some differences between the U.S. constitution and Oregon’s constitution. Government of Oregon decides which counties, cities and special purpose districts exist and what powers they have.
However the U.S federal government doesn’t create states( Amelia. 2017.
Para 2). Oregon voters can recall state or local officials while american voters cannot recall anyone during their term however representatives can expel or remove them from office( Amelia. 2017. Para 2). They could be similar but at the same time very different when talking about their government. The state is impressively functioning from a state level to county level to city level.
Under Governor Brown’s leadership, state government is committed to using every taxpayer dollar wisely, to creating a seamless system of education, to making Oregon a leader in meeting the challenge of climate change, and to making sure everyone has access to the healthcare they want at a price they can afford.From 2009 to 2015, Governor Brown executes as Oregon’s Secretary of State, where she was a leader in increasing government transparency and accountability ( Meet the Governor.2018.para 1). She also has created the Office of Small Business Assistance, to bring end with red tape and allow businesses to grow and expand. The Economy in Oregon is also productive and challenging.
We would be talking about 2017 records and how they are doing. Wages are rising at a 4 percent annual clip. The state is enjoying an unprecedented housing boom, and even lagging rural areas are adding jobs at a steady pace( Economy.2018.para1).