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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
The Fourteenth Amendment to the national Constitution having been ratified by the State in 1866, it was soon afterwards admitted to representation in Congress. The constitution of the State was revised early in 1870. Population in 1890, 1,767,518; in 1900, 2,020,616. See United States, Tennessee, in this volume. Territorial Governor. William Blount, appointed governor of the territory southwest of the OhioAug. 7, 1790 State governors. John SevierAssumes officeMarch 30, 1796 Archibald RoaneAssumes officeSept., 1801 John SevierAssumes officeSept., 1803 William BlountAssumes officeSept., 1809 Joseph McMinnAssumes officeSept., 1815 William CarrollAssumes officeSept., 1821 Samuel HoustonAssumes officeSept., 1827 William CarrollAssumes officeSept., 1829 Newton CannonAssumes officeOct., 1835 James K. PolkAssumes officeOct., 1839 James C. JonesAssumes officeOct., 1841 Aaron V. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1845 Neil S. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1847 William TrousdaleAssumes
tates preparation for war organization of troops— General Polk in command occupation of Columbus battle of Belmont. In June, 1796, the Congress of the United States passed an act, approved by President George Washington, providing that, The State of Tennessee is hereby declared to be one of the sixteen United States of America. The framers of the constitution under which admission to the Federal Union was secured, were such men as Andrew Jackson, James Robertson, William Blount, Archibald Roane, John Tipton and their associate delegates, men who were conspicuous for their love of liberty and who had attested their devotion to it at King Mountain. John Sevier, one of the heroes of that famous battle, was the first governor of the new State. Under the political leadership of these men and their successors, the love of religious and political freedom, and patriotic devotion to the State and to the Federal Union, characterized the people of Tennessee, without regard to party a