Washington Territory citizens vote for statehood on November 5, 1878.

  • By HistoryLink.org Staff
  • Posted 10/30/2003
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 5590
On November 5, 1878, the voters of the Territory of Washington approve a resolution asking the U.S. Congress for admission to statehood. Congress declines. Eleven more years pass before statehood is achieved.

Sources: J. Orin Oliphant, "Bills Illustrating the Movement for the Admission of Washington into the Union," The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, (1946), 340.

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