The Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857 drafted the Oregon Constitution in preparation for the Oregon Territory to become a U.S. state. Held from mid-August through September, 60 men met in Salem, Oregon, and created the foundation for Oregon's law. The proposal passed with a vote of 35 for adoption to 10 against. Oregon then became the 33rd state of the Union on February 14, 1859.
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... defeated after they had been submitted as separate items to vote on by the convention ... The vote to approve the constitution by the citizens of Oregon was 7,195 for the constitution and 3,215 against the document ... Oregon then waited on the United States Congress to accept the constitution and approve Oregon for statehood ...
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