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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817$
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Robert V. Haynes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125770

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.001.0001

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Statehood

Statehood

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(p.333) Chapter 17 Statehood
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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817
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Robert V. Haynes

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0018

This chapter discusses the events that led to the statehood of the Mississippi Territory. It is noted that by the time the Mississippians sought statehood, the process for adding new states was well established. On December 10, 1817, President Monroe officially signed the act admitting Mississippi into the Union as the twentieth state of the nation.

Keywords:   statehood, Mississippi Territory, President Monroe

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