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Sectionalism and the Virginias


1776

Virginia's original constitution went into effect, favoring east over west

Other events that happened on or around 1776

1828

A bill passed Virginia calling for a constitutional convention

Other events that happened on or around 1828

1829

The Constitutional Convention convened in Richmond

Other events that happened on or around 1829

1830

The 1829 Virginia Constitution left residents of the Trans-Allegheny dissatisfied

Other events that happened on or around 1830

1840

Census provided numerical proof that the white population of the Trans-Allegheny exceeded that of the rest of the state

Other events that happened on or around 1840

1851

Voters ratified the new state constitution


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