How Colorado Became a State
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Writing the State Constitution
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Voting by People of CO Territory
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The Colorado Territory continued to grow. Many people were excited for Colorado to become a state.
U.S. Government Looking at the State Constitution
Territory leaders met to write the state constitution to explain how they think government should work. It took many years.
Colorado Becomes a State
Coloradans voted on the constitution. Sadly, women did not yet have the right to vote.
Coloradans are Free to Elect Leaders and Vote
The United States government approved the state constitution.
On August 1, 1876- Colorado became the 38th state. Earning the nickname the Centennial State. Century = 100 years.
Colorado citizens get the same rights as people in other states.
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