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TIMELINE: Struggle for Statehood. 1849. Utah first asks to become a state. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/United_States_1849-1850.png. 1862.

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Timeline struggle for statehood

TIMELINE:Struggle for Statehood


1849

Utah first asks to become a state

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/United_States_1849-1850.png


1862

  • Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act: Law that says you can only be married to one person at a time and that churches in territories can’t own more than $50,000 worth of property

    *not heavily enforced

http://ulife.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/law.jpg


1870

  • Women granted right to vote in territorial elections

http://utahmyths.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/votesforwomen.jpg


1878

  • Polygamy declared illegal by U.S. Supreme Court

http://blog.aia.org/mt-static/plugins/Ajaxify/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/images/favorite_architecture_images/15_supreme_court_one_lg.jpg


1882

  • Edmunds Act: Polygamy is punishable by 5 years in jail and a $500 fine. Polygamists could not hold political office, be on a jury, or vote.

http://mormonthink.com/img/poly1.jpg


1887

  • Edmunds-Tucker Act: Vote taken from all women and all polygamist men, disbanded the local military, and took all LDS Church property. To use the buildings, the church had to pay rent.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Provo_Tabernacle.jpeg


1890

  • Manifesto Presented: Official declaration from LDS church that ended any new polygamist marriages.

http://www.ldsces.org/inst_manuals/dc-in/images/od1-2.gif


1895

Utah Constitutional Convention: Delegates met together and created a state constitution which guaranteed religious freedom, forbade polygamy, and gave women the right to vote

http://www.archives.state.ut.us/research/exhibits/Statehood/dele95.jpg


January 4 1896
January 4, 1896

Utah becomes the 45th state!

http://www.ldsces.org/inst_manuals/pres-sm/images/04-72-2.gif


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