RESOLUTION FOR ADMISSION OF ALABAMA INTO THE UNION
[December 14, 1819]
1. RESOLUTION Declaring The Admission Of The State Of Alabama Into The Union.
WHEREAS, in pursuance of an act of Congress, passed on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled "An act to enable the people of the Alabama Territory to form a Constitution and State government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original States", the people of the said Territory did, on the second day of August, in the present year, by a Convention called for that purpose, form for themselves a Constitution and State government, which Constitution and State government so formed is republican, and in conformity to the principles of the articles of Compact, between the original States, and the people and States in the Territory North West of the river Ohio, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, so far as the same have been extended to the said Territory by the articles of agreement between the United States and the State of Georgia:-
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the State of Alabama shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.
CLAY, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ja. BARBOUR, President of the Senate, pro tempore
December 14, 1819
Approved, James Monroe
I certify that this Resolution did originate in the Senate.
Charles Cutts, Secretary