Missouri: Polity Style: 1805-2018

4 Jul 1805 Louisiana 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 1 Mar 1805, passed by the House of Representatives 2 Mar 1805, signed into law 3 Mar 1805, effective 4 Jul 1805 as provided by Sec. 10) (Statutes at Large, 2:331-332) [1]
4 Jul 1805 - 7 Dec 1812 Louisiana Territory
7 Dec 1812 name of the territory is changed to the Missouri Territory in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the House of Representatives 9 Apr 1812, passed by the Senate with amendments 19 May 1812, amendments concurred in by the House 21 May 1812, signed into law 4 Jun 1812, effective 7 Dec 1812 as provided by Sec. 16) (Statutes at Large, 2:743-747) [2]
7 Dec 1812 - 19 Jul 1820 Missouri Territory
6 Mar 1820 inhabitants of a part of the Missouri Territory are authorized to form a constitution and state government in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the House of Representatives 1 Mar 1820, passed by the Senate 2 Mar 1820, amendments concurred in by the House 2 Mar 1820, signed into law 6 Mar 1820) (Statutes at Large, 3:545-548)
19 Jul 1820 part of the Missouri Territory is organised as a state in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Missouri passed by the Convention 17 Jul 1820 and signed by the members of the Convention 19 Jul 1820 (Missouri Convention 1820, 46)
19 Jul 1820 - State of Missouri
10 Aug 1821 admitted to the United States under the name of the State of Missouri in accordance with a Proclamation by the President of the United States authorised by a joint resolution of the Congress of 2 Mar 1821 to declare the admission depending on the fulfillment of a certain condition by the legislature of the state (resolution was passed by the House of Representatives 26 Feb 1821, passed by the Senate 28 Feb 1821, approved by the President of the United States 2 Mar 1821; proclamation by the President of the United States is dated 10 Aug 1821) (Statutes at Large, 3:645, 3:797) [4]
28 Oct 1861 secedes from the United States in accordance with an act passed by the General Assembly (passed by the House of Representatives 28 Oct 1861, passed by the Senate 28 Oct 1861, effective upon passage) (Missouri House Journal, Neosho session 1861 MS, 17-21; Missouri Senate Journal, Neosho session 1861, 8-11, 39) [5]
28 Nov 1861 admitted to the Confederate States of America in accordance with an act passed by the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States 27 Nov 1861 and signed into law 28 Nov 1861 (Confederate Congress Journal, 1:484-486; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, p. 221) [6]

[1] Full title: An Act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana.
[2] Full title: An Act providing for the government of the territory of Missouri.
[3] Full title: An Act to authorize the people of the Missouri 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, and to prohibit slavery in certain territories.
[4] Full title: Resolution providing for the admission of the state of Missouri into the Union on a certain condition.
[5] Full title: An Act declaring the political ties heretofore existing between the State of Missouri and the United States of America dissolved.
[6] Full title: An Act to admit the State of Missouri into the Confederacy, as a member of the Confederate States of America.
Last updated on: 13 Feb 2018 08:39:41