Primer of Michigan History; With a Brief Sketch of the Material Resources of the State

Primer of Michigan History; With a Brief Sketch of the Material Resources of the State

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Norvell and Lucius Lyon United States Senators for Michigan. Everything was ready for admission into the Union, but the unfortunate boundary dispute with Ohio prevented the favorable action of Congress. Several conventions were held in 1836, and in December of that year a body of men, mostly politicians, held a convention at Ann Arbor and decided to accept the terms proposed by Congress. This was called the "frost-bitten convention," but in spite of public ridicule, the action of this body was accepted by Congress, and by an act approved January 26, 1837, Michigan became the twenty-sixth State of the Union. At a convention held at Ann Arbor, September 4, 1836, the proposition "was rejected by an emphatic vote." But the action of the "frost-bitten convention" reversed the decision of the legally chosen delegates. CHAPTER IV. Michigan as a State--1837 to 1902. FIRST CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN. The State Constitution under which Michigan was admitted into the Federal Union contained several peculiar features, which deserve brief mention. The Secretary of State, Auditor General and Attorney General were appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the State Senate. The Superintendent of Public Instruction was appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Legislature, in joint vote. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor were elected, and all State officers above mentioned were chosen for a term of two years, as at present. Judges of the Supreme Court were appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of seven years. The Constitution contained the following provision, which had a considerable influence on the early history of the State: "Internal...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781783
  • 9781236781789