Tennessee: Polity Style: 1790-2017

26 May 1790 a territory south of the River Ohio 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 14 Apr 1790, passed by the House of Representatives with amendments 29 Apr 1790, amendments rejected by the Senate 4 May 1790, House withdrew amendments 5 May 1790, signed into law 26 May 1790) (Statutes at Large, 1:123) [1]
26 May 1790 - 6 Feb 1796 Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio
6 Feb 1796 organised as a state in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Tennessee passed by the Convention 6 Feb 1796 (Tennessee Convention 1796, 32)
6 Feb 1796 - State of Tennessee
1 Jun 1796 admitted to the United States under the name of the State of Tennessee in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the Senate 26 May 1796, passed by the House of Representatives with amendments 30 May 1796, amendments concurred in by the Senate 31 May 1796, signed into law 1 Jun 1796) (Statutes at Large, 1:491-492) [2]
6 May 1861 an act submitting a Declaration of Independence to the referendum is passed by the General Assembly (passed by the Senate 30 Apr 1861, passed by the House with amendments 4 May 1861, amendments concurred in by the Senate 6 May 1861) (Tennessee Session Laws April Session 1861, 15-18) [3]
24 Jun 1861 secedes from the United States in accordance with the results of a referendum held 8 Jun 1861 announced and confirmed by a proclamation of the Governor of the State of Tennessee of 24 Jun 1861 (Daily Nashville Patriot, No. 1704, 25 Jun 1861, p. 3)
2 Jul 1861 admitted to the Confederate States of America in accordance with an act passed by the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States 16 May 1861 and signed into law 17 May 1861 (effective on the date when the proclamation concerning the ratification of the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States by Tennessee was issued by the President of the Confederate States 2 Jul 1861) (Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, p. 119; Nashville Union and American, No. 82, 6 Jul 1861, p. 2) [4]
25 Feb 1865 Declaration of Independence passed 6 May 1861 is declared to have been null and void in accordance with amendments to the Constitution of the State of Tennessee passed by the Convention on 9 Jan 1865, approved by a referendum 22 Feb 1865, and taking effect on the date of a proclamation by the Military and Acting Governor of the State of Tennessee 25 Feb 1865 (Nashville Daily Union, No. 278, 28 Feb 1865, p. 1)
24 Jul 1866 re-admission to the United States is approved by a joint resolution of the Congress of the United States (passed by the House of Representatives 20 Jul 1866, passed by the Senate with amendments 21 Jul 1866, amendments concurred in by the House of Representatives 23 Jul 1866; approved by the President of the United States 24 Jul 1866) (Statutes at Large, 14:364)

[1] Full title: An Act for the Government of the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio.
[2] Full title: An Act for the admission of the State of Tennessee into the Union.
[3] Full title: An Act to submit to a vote of the people a Declaration of Independence, and for other purposes.
[4] Full title: An Act to admit the State of Tennessee into the Confederacy, on a certain condition.
Last updated on: 02 Mar 2017 13:37:57