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Colorado Constitution

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 16:01, last changed on 03/13/2020 - 16:01
The Colorado Constitution establishes the basic framework of the state’s government. Written and ratified in 1876, it has served as the state’s original and only constitution. As in other states, ultimate power rests with the people and is exercised by their representatives in the executive ,...

Colorado Territory

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 14:22, last changed on 08/01/2020 - 08:40
The Territory of Colorado (1861–76) was the predecessor to the state of Colorado , created on February 28, 1861. The territory was formed in response to the secession crisis as well as a massive influx of white immigrants seeking their fortunes during the Colorado Gold Rush . It was organized by an...

John L. Routt

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 16:41, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 17:45
John Long Routt (1826–1907) was Colorado’s last territorial governor and first state governor. A popular politician, he was elected to two separate, two-year terms as governor and is remembered for his leadership in bringing Colorado to statehood . He supported the cause of women’s suffrage in...
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