When delegates convened in Denver on December 20, 1875, it was the sixth constitutional convention held in the Pikes Peak Territory.1 This one succeeded. The delegates completed their deliberations on March 14, 1876, adopting a proposed constitution by unanimous vote of 30 to 0.2 On July 1, 1876, Coloradans voted 15,443 to 4,039 to convert the Territory into a state.3 President Grant proclaimed statehood on August 1, 1876.4 The Colorado Constitution was and is one of the longest state constitutions. It was modeled on recently adopted constitutions in Illinois...
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