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Visit and read the first manuscript copy of the first California Constitution, drafted in Monterey in 1849. Where does it say the first state legislative session would meet? Along with the oath to affirm or swear to support this Constitution, were there other oaths a public official had take?
The question of admitting slavery into the state of California was debated in the press as well as in the early legislatures. At, find the position on slavery held by the California Star, the Alta California, and the Californian. Was the state geographically divided over slavery? What was the outcome of the question of admitting slavery into the state?
California's role in the Civil War included providing soldiers to serve the Union cause. At, find out who was called to serve and where they reported for duty. How long did they serve, and what activities did they participate in?

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