Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




A rapidly increasing urban population and a serious difference of opinion as to the method of controlling municipalities has given increasing important to the problem of city government. Since legal opinion has, almost without exception, placed cities under the control of state legislatures, the study of the government of any municipality may well begin with an examination of the role the legislature has played in its regulation. The study of laws of a community is of value for the indirect light they throw on existing political, economic, and social conditions. A knowledge of the laws governing a municipality is an effectual aid in the correct evaluation of source material, especially that found in newspapers.


A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the University of Omaha. Copyright Irene S. Zika, 1946

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