Kansas voters reject the Lecompton Constitution

On the same day that the Territorial Legislature met, the voters of Kansas voted down the Lecompton Constitution that included slavery with only 112 votes in favor. Earlier, on December 21, 1857, the voters had supported Lecompton in a ballot that Free-State Kansas boycotted.  This back and forth over the constitution would continue until the final document, the Wyandotte Constitution, was approved in October 1859.  (By John Osborne)
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Charles M. Christian, Sari Bennett, Black Saga: the African American Experience : a Chronology, (New York: Civitas Press, 1999), 165.
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