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Wyoming History


Brief Outline of the Wyoming Constitution

Constitutions and Exam

Moran"The voters approved the document November 5, 1889, by a vote of 6,272 to 1,923. Bills for Wyoming statehood were introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House in December, 1889. The House passed the bill March 27, 1890. President Benjamin Harrison signed Wyoming's statehood bill, making Wyoming the 44th state."  (State of Wyoming  Homepage)




Homeward MinersConstitutional Convention:

bullet49 founding fathers

bullet34 from the southern tier of counties

bullet40 percent college educated

bullet18 lawyers (dominate occupation)

                   bulletonly 8 ranchers

                   bullet 40 percent moved away after the convention


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              SkyClick here to see the Wyoming  Constitution

Some Distinctions:

checkOnly 12 states have longer Constitutions
Contains a concept of equality
Possible fear of legislatures
Power rests with the people




AntelopeStudy Essays:

Is the Wyoming Constitution a distinctive document? Defend your answer in a well-thought out essay

Why would the Wyoming Supreme Court review and mandate that the State Legislature of Wyoming provide proper funding to school districts in the state of Wyoming? Is this a proper role for the Wyoming State Supreme Court to play? Defend your answer in a well-thought out essay.

Photographs Courtesy of:
Thomas Moran: Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming Territory
1882 oil
16 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Homeward 1933 oil
48 1/8 x 38 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frank Cohen Kirk

Constitutions and Exam


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dudley Gardner.

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