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This is a view of Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas. In 1857, proslavery delegates gathered at the hall and wrote a constitution, which would have brought Kansas into the Union as a slave-holding state. On August 2, 1858, after several attempts to pass the constitution, it was decisively voted down. The building is a state historic site and maintained by the Kansas State Historical Society. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1957

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Item Number: 217
Call Number: FK2.D4 Le.79 *15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217

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