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OKH.4.4 Describe and summarize attempts to create a state constitution joining Indian and Oklahoma Territories including the impact of the Progressive and Labor Movements resulting in statehood on November 16, 1907.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Dianna Everett, "Enabling Act, 1906"
Danney Goble, "Government and Politics"
Dianna Everett, "Indian Territory"
Kenny L. Brown, "Oklahoma Territory"
William D. Pennington, "Twin Territories (term)"
Richard Mize, "Sequoyah Convention"
Linda D. Wilson, "Statehood Movement"
Danny M. Adkison, "Constitutional Convention"
Danny M. Adkison, "Oklahoma Constitution"
Kenny L. Brown, "Progressive Movement"
Worth Robert Miller, "Populist (People's) Party"
Larry O'Dell, "Labor, Organized"
Steven Kite, "Twin-Territorial Federation of Labor"
Nigel Anthony Sellars, "Industrial Workers of the World"
John David Rausch, "Initiative and Referendum"

Research Center Resources

LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1890–1907: Territorial Years (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975)
LeRoy Henry Fischer, Oklahoma's Governors, 1907–1929: Turbulent Politics (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1981)


Online Primary Sources

Constitution of the State of Oklahoma
Charles Evans and Clinton Orrin Bunn, A Study of Civil Government, Including "Constitution and Enabling Act of The State of Oklahoma, Annotated and Indexed (Ardmore: Bunn brothers, 1908)
Udo J. Keppler, Columbia to the three territories - Your Stars Shall Be Put On The Flag Just As Soon As Those Politicians In Congress Will Let Me J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg., N.Y. Arizona New Mexico Oklahoma, 1902, Library of Congress
Rand McNally and Company, Map of the Indian and Oklahoma territories (S.l, 1892)

Additional Resources

"Unit III- Lesson 1- Making a State; Oklahoma Passage: A Telecourse in Oklahoma History," 2002-01-04, OETA, American Archive of Public Broadcasting

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