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Virginia. Constitutional Convention (1864) Constitution of the State of Virginia, and the Ordinances Adopted by the Convention which Assembled at Alexandria, on the 13th Day of February, 1864.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01065 Author/Creator: Virginia. Constitutional Convention (1864) Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Pamphlet Date: 13 February 1864 Pagination: 31 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by D. Turner, printer to the state. This constitution was passed by the loyal government of the state of Virginia, in exile in the North during the Civil War. The most notable change from earlier constitutions was the abolition of slavery in an official way by the state. Also includes an official repudiation of the Confederate government, and states that any officeholder under that government was barred from public office.

People: Virginia. Constitutional Convention, 1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryState ConstitutionUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryCivil WarAbolitionLaw

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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