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The Lecompton Constitution, the second constitution drafted for Kansas Territory, was written by proslavery supporters. The document permitted slavery (Article VII), excluded free blacks from living in Kansas, and allowed only male citizens of the United States to vote. There were three separate votes on the Lecompton Constitution: December 21, 1857, January 4, 1858, and August 2, 1858. In the final vote, residents of Kansas Territory rejected the Lecompton Constitution.
Date: November 7,1857
Item Number: 207409
Call Number: State Archives
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207409
Collections - State Archives
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Pro-Slavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Lecompton Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Proslavery
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Record, Government
Places - Cities and towns - Lecompton
Places - Counties - Douglas
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records - Constitutions