Creator

Date Original

1836-1874

Description

Arkansas has been governed by five constitutions. This collection includes all five original documents.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arkansas has been governed by five constitutions. Each of the five constitutions symbolizes a change in the state’s political status: statehood in 1836, joining the Confederate States of America during the Civil War in 1861, military occupation near the end of the Civil War in 1864, Reconstruction in 1868, and reaction to Reconstruction in 1874. Although several attempts have been made to draft a new constitution, the 1874 document remains the basis for state laws in Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Subjects

Constitutions; Constitutional conventions; State government; Secession; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000540

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Constitutions, MS.000540

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Constitutions, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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