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which sixty-nine thousand seven hundred and sixty-two votes were “ Yes” and eighty-three thousand seven hundred and eighty-four votes were “ No.”
We therefore declare that the question “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same " was lost.
In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our
hands and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of L. S. the State of Iowa, at Des Moines, this third day of December A. D. 1880. JNO. H. GEAR
-Printed from Election Record, No. II., PP. 323, 324. Manuscript copy as preserved in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa.
THE VOTE IN 1890.
There were One hundred and eighty seven thousand and two hundred (187,200] ballots cast on the question “ Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same " of which “ Yes” received Twenty seven thousand, eight hundred and six [27,806] votes and
“No” received One hundred and fifty nine thousand, three hundred and ninety four [159,394] votes.
We therefore declare that the aforesaid proposition “ Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same” was rejected.
In testimony whereof,—We have hereunto set our Done at Des Moines, this roth day of December
hands and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of L. S. the State.
A. D., 1890.
THE RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
JOINT RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE AMENDMENT
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ABOLISHING
SLAVERY. WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States has proposed to the several States the following amendment to the Federal Constitution, viz:
“SECTION I. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
“ SEC. II. Congress shall have power to enforce this Article by appropriate legislation.”
Be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the State of Iowa, by its Legislature, hereby ratifies and assents to said Amendment.
Approved January 24th, 1866.
-Reprinted from Acts of the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 163.
JOINT RESOLUTION, RATIFYING THE AMENDMENT TO THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES IN REGARD
SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
SEC. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for president and vice-president of the United States, representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridge [d], except for participation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Sec. 3. No person shall be a senator or representative in Congress, or elector of president and vice-president, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the constitution of the United States shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof; but Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned; but neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations, and claims shall be held illegal and void.
SEC. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article: therefore,
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the State of Iowa by its legislature hereby ratifies, adopts, and assents to said amendment.
Approved April 3, 1868.
- Reprinted from Acts of the Twelfth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 293.
JOINT RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE PROPOSED FIFTEENTH
ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF
CITIZENS TO VOTE. WHEREAS, The Fortieth Congress of the United States has proposed to the Legislatures of the several States the following article of amendment to the Federal Constitution, namely:
ARTICLE 15. SECTION I. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. SEC. 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation; therefore,
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That the State of Iowa, by its legislature, hereby ratifies, adopts, and assents to the said amendment.
Approved, February 3, 1870.
- Reprinted from Acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Þ. 242.