- 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 Becomes a State
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Elections were held for all state officials in October of 1846 with Ansel Briggs, a Democrat, winning the Governor’s office. The Democrats also won a majority of seats in the General Assembly. On December 28, 1846, President Polk signed the bill making Iowa the 29th state in the Union. Iowa had reached the end of the path to statehood.
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