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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1850
|Message from the President communicating a copy of The Constitution of California
|13 February 1850
|Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)
|Pamphlet; Government document
|A copy of the first Constitution of California was given to President Zachary Taylor by California Senator William M. Gwin. Articles signed by R. Semple, President of the Convention and Delegate from Benicia. The constitution was not accepted by Congress and California waited until 1850. California currently operates under a constitution adopted in 1879.
|State Constitution President Congress Westward Expansion Government and Civics Law Statehood
|Semple, R. (fl. 1849-1850) Gwin, William McKendree (1805-1885) Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)
|Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Law; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859