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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.

Creator: Kansas Territory. Constitutional Convention (1857)
Date: November 7,1857

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Item Number: 207409
Call Number: State Archives
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207409

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