- The House of Representatives' Chambers
- State Senate Chamber, ca. 1919
- Iowa Government is Formed
- Iowa Assembly Meets
- Iowa Moves Toward Statehood
- Iowa Constitution and Race
- Iowa Constitution and Banks
- Legislative History
- The Capitol
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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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