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Chapter 6, Lesson 2, The Thirty-first State (pp. 141-145)

I. The Convention Begins

II. The Task Is Finished

    A. The delegates wrote everything they decided into a document called the constitution. The constitution described how the government would work and the rights of citizens.

    B. Congress made California the thirty-first state.

    C. Since California voted not to allow slavery, Biddy Mason fought for her right to be a free citizen. She became a leading citizen of Los Angeles, helping the poor and founding a church.

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