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Title and Signature Pages, 1849 California Constitution

Delegates of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention1849-10-10/1849-10-10

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California’s first Constitutional Convention met for thirty-seven days in Monterey, from September 1 to October 13, 1849. The constitution was approved by the delegates on October 10-11, 1849 and ratified by the electorate one month later (12,061 in favor; 811 against). The first legislature met December 15, 1849, in San Jose, and petitioned Congress to admit California to the Union. California was admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850.

Much of the 1849 Constitution was based heavily upon the constitution of Iowa, and to a lesser degree, the constitution of New York.

Identification Information: Records of the California Secretary of State

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  • Title: Title and Signature Pages, 1849 California Constitution
  • Creator: Delegates of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention
  • Date Created: 1849-10-10/1849-10-10

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