Term: Constitution of 1846
this first proposal for a state government would have allowed black men to vote, prohibited private banks, and permitted married women to own property in their own name; it was rejected by voters (all white males, of course) in 1847. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]