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Statehood

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125770
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135434 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0018
Statehood

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This chapter discusses the events that led to the statehood of the Mississippi Territory. It is noted that by the time the Mississippians sought statehood, the process for adding new states was well established. On December 10, 1817, President Monroe officially signed the act admitting Mississippi into the Union as the twentieth state of the nation.

Keywords: statehood; Mississippi Territory; President Monroe

Chapter.  5443 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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