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In Salem, Oregon, a divided state legislature narrowly ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment.

Oregon, 1866, zoomable map
09/19/1866

The Oregon state legislature was narrowly divided between Unionists and Democrats but the legislation to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment passed with a vote of thirteen to nine in the state senate and twenty-five to twenty-two in the lower house. When a Democratic resurgence took strong control of the legislature in 1868, a vote to rescind Oregon's ratification passed in October 1868, despite the Fourteenth Amendment becoming an official part of the Constitution months before.  The Oregon legislature quietly over-turned this measure in May 1973.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Public Laws of the United States of America. Carefully Collated with the Originals at Washington (New York, Little, Brown & Company, 1868), xiii.
Horace Edgar Flack, The Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, 1908), 167-168.
Cheryl A. Brooks, "Race, Politics, and Denial: Why Oregon Forgot to Ratify the Fourteenth Amendment," Oregon Law Review : Vol. 83, No. 2, p. 731-762 

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