Oregon admitted to the Union as the 33rd state

Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd of the United States and as a "free state." This, along with the admission nine months before of the free state of Minnesota, was a significant signal to many as to the future direction of the nation. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Hannis Taylor, The Origin and Growth of the American Constitution: An Historical Treatise .... (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911), 290.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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