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The Constitution of West Virginia


Nov 26, 1861

West Virginia constitutional convention began meeting in Wheeling

Feb 18, 1862

West Virginia constitutional convention ended

Other events that happened on or around February 18, 1862

Mar 26, 1862

First West Virginia constitution was ratified by voters

Feb 17, 1863

The West Virginia constitutional convention reconvened and accepted the Willey Amendment

Other events that happened on or around February 17, 1863

1865

West Virginia accepted "loyalty" requirements and provisions on ex-Confederates in government

1871

Voters approved both a constitutional amendment eliminating the loyalty requirement for voting and a call for a new constitutional convention

Other events that happened on or around 1871

Jan 16, 1872

The constitutional convention met in Charleston

Aug 22, 1872

Electorate ratified the new constitution by vote of 42,344 to 37,777

Other events that happened on or around August 22, 1872

1964

Legislature enacted law that authorized election of delegates to a state constitutional convention

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1968

Legislature passed Modern Budget Amendment

Other events that happened on or around 1968

1970

Legislative Improvement Amendment ratified

Other events that happened on or around 1970

1974

Legislature passed Judicial Reorganization Amendment

Other events that happened on or around 1974


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