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How Arkansas became a state

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Just over 183 years have passed since Arkansas officially became the 25th state of the United States of America. In January of 1836, Arkansas residents held a constitutional convention with the goal of forming a constitution and state government.

After early disputes on how state population would be determined, eight delegates from the southeast and northwest areas and one delegate from the middle of the state were elected.

These delegates later drafted Arkansas’s first state constitution after almost four weeks in session. Congress ratified the submitted constitution on June 15, 1836, and Arkansas was officially admitted to the United States.

– Zach Parker, Ghidotti

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