Territorial Timeline

Voters approved the Constitution of 1878

On November 5, 1878 the constitution drafted by the Constitutional Convention in Walla Walla was approved by a vote of 6,530 for the constitution and 2,236 against. The finished constitution was sent to Washington, D.C. with a memorial requesting Statehood. However, Washington would have to wait another 11 years, until 1889, to become a state.