Alabama: Polity Style: 1817-2016

15 Aug 1817 Alabama Territory is organised as a territory of the United States in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the Senate 21 Feb 1817, House of Representatives 3 Mar 1817), signed into law 3 Mar 1817, and taking effect on a date prescribed by Sec. 5 of the said act (Statutes at Large, 3:371-373) [1][2]
15 Aug 1817 - 14 Dec 1819 Alabama Territory
14 Dec 1819 admitted to the United States under the name of the State of Alabama in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the Senate 12 Jan 1819, House of Representatives 17 Feb 1819, amendments approved by the Senate 23 Feb 1819), signed into law 2 Mar 1819, and taking effect in accordance with a resolution of the Congress (passed by the Senate and House of Representatives 8 Dec 1819, approved by the President of the United States 14 Dec 1819) (Statutes at Large, 3:489-492)
14 Dec 1819 Constitution of the State of Alabama, passed by the Constitutional Convention of the Alabama Territory (2 Aug 1819), becomes operative upon approval by the Congress of the United States in accordance with a resolution of the Congress (passed by the Senate and House of Representatives 8 Dec 1819, approved by the President of the United States 14 Dec 1819) (Statutes at Large, 3:608)
14 Dec 1819 - State of Alabama
11 Jan 1861 secedes from the United States in accordance with an ordinance passed by the Convention of the People of the State of Alabama 11 Jan 1861 (Alabama Convention 1861, 43-44; Alabama Ordinances and Constitution 1861, 3-6) [4]
8 Feb 1861 forms a part of the Confederate States of America when the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America is approved by the Congress and becomes immediately operative [Journal of the Confederate Congress, 1:39; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, 1-8]
25 Sep 1865 the ordinance of secession of 1861 is declared to have been null and void in accordance with an ordinance passed by the Convention (Alabama Convention 1865, 57-59; Alabama Ordinances and Constitution 1865, 48)
13 Jul 1868 process of the re-admission to the United States is completed when the provisions of An Act to Admit the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, to Representation in Congress took effect for Alabama immediately upon the passage of a resolution approving Amendment XIV to the Constitution of the Unites States by the General Assembly of the State of Alabama [Statutes at Large, 16:73, 16:705; Alabama Session Laws, 1868, 138-140]

[1] Full title: An Act to Establish a Separate Territorial Government for the Eastern Part of the Mississippi Territory.
[2] The act took effect on 15 Aug 1817 when the Constitutional Convention of Mississippi approved a constitution and state government.
[3] Full title: An act to enable the people of the Alabama Territory to form a Constitution and State government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original States.
[4] Full title: An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and other States united under the compact styled "The Constitution of the United States of America".
Last updated on: 09 Aug 2016 07:59:51