President Taft officially recognizes Arizona as a state. Arizona became the 48th state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. In the Oval Office, President Taft signed Arizona into statehood. Share We may be found on... Please share on Facebook and Twitter. Save it to Pinterest. Following that, The Heads of State/Government of the United States, Canada and Mexico signed the compact agreeing to honor Arizona's entry into the Union.
The Obama Administration announced its support for Arizona's new law late on Wednesday night, saying that it was confident that it would be upheld by the courts.
In August, Obama called on Congress to restore federal funding for his executive action on immigration, which allows some young adults who were brought to the country illegally as children to stay in the country without fear of being deported. The Republican-controlled House refused to approve the money for him.
Obama has said he took this action because no one group or segment of society is disproportionately affected by illegal immigration - instead, it's all of us - and so there was only one answer: Action needed to be taken on the problem. He argued that the action was not a departure from past policy but rather an attempt to maintain and further legal immigration patterns that have changed dramatically over time.
Currently, eight states - including California and Texas - do not require drivers to prove their citizenship to register their vehicles, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
In 1912, Arizona was almost admitted to the Union as part of New Mexico as part of a Republican strategy to maintain control of the U.S. Senate. After that, Congress voted to authorize statehood, and President Taft signed the law on February 14, 1912. Residents of the state quickly replaced the provisions. The new state constitution required that approval be granted by voters in a statewide referendum.
Arizona's first senators were elected in 1912. The governor is elected every four years.
The most recent election was in 2014. Governor Doug Ducey (R) was elected to a second term. Senator Jeff Flake (R) decided not to seek another term. Representative Paul Gosar (R) won a special election to replace him.
The president of the United States nominates individuals for positions within the federal government, including judgeships. If confirmed, they become members of the judiciary of their new state.
Each state gets one senator regardless of how many people live in it. When Arizona became a state in 1912, its residents had no say in who would represent them in Congress. They were allowed to vote for electors who would choose the state's senators at the national convention. But only men were allowed to vote for electors - women weren't given this right until 1972. The number of electors per state varies depending on how much money the candidate spends during the campaign. In 2012, California had 55 electors because of its large population.
Phoenix became the capital of the newly founded state of Arizona on February 14, 1912, under President William Howard Taft. Prior to this date, the capital was in Tucson at various locations.
Arizona is known as the "Land of Sun and Stars" because its landscape is made up of dark volcanic rock with many minerals that cause it to glow in the sunlight. The sky over most of Arizona is a clear blue every day, even during rainstorms. There are billions of stars visible from Earth, but only a few are actually located within our country's borders. Arizona is one of them; you can see Milky Way Galaxy M54, the galaxy's largest satellite, from its center.
The term "arizona" is derived from the Aztec language and means "the noble red man". It was given by Spanish explorer Juan de Torreson in 1538 when he found a tribe of Native Americans living among some large reddish rocks or mesas (which today we call mountains). The Spaniards called these tribes "Arazonanos" which has been transliterated into English as "Arizonan".
On February 14, 1912, the region was joined to the Union as the 48th state. Proclamation to the Citizens of Arizona: This afternoon at three o'clock, Governor Thomas Campbell will deliver the annual message from the governor's office in the Capitol building in Phoenix. The entire community is invited to attend this important ceremony which will be broadcast over the radio networks for national distribution.
Campbell's address will be followed by several minutes of applause. After the speech has been delivered, there will be further applause as the new state flag is raised on the grounds of the capitol building. Following these ceremonies, a reception will be held in the Hall of Flags for all who attend the event.
The formal joining of Arizona to the United States occurred when President William Howard Taft signed a bill into law on May 28, 1912. At 3 p.m., Governor Thomas Campbell issued a proclamation declaring that date to be "Arizona Day" and calling upon citizens of the state to observe this act of admission with appropriate ceremonies.
In addition to its natural beauty, Arizona is known for its historic sites, including museums devoted to the history of the state.