- 1656 map showing the uncharted west
- Western U.S. shown in 1776 map
- Early State Border Marker U.S. Highway 65
- Sectional Map of Iowa, 1850
- The Old Capitol, pre-1900
- Land Ownership
- Iowa Becomes a Territory
- Iowa Government is Formed
- Iowa Assembly Meets
- Iowa and Missouri Dispute Border
- Iowa Moves Toward Statehood
- Iowa Boundary Debate
- Iowa Becomes a State
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Iowa Moves Toward Statehood
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Now that’s for sure…
To become a state, Iowa first needed a Constitution. But in both 1840 and 1842 Iowans voted against calling a Constitutional Convention. Finally, in 1844 the Territorial Assembly decided the time was right to hold elections for Delegates to the first Constitutional Convention to meet in Iowa City in October of that year.
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