Term: Constitution of 1848
Definition: the proposed form of government under which we still live, though much amended; unlike its predecessor of 1846, it restricted suffrage to white males and made no provisions about private banks or women's rights, and was passed by voters 16,759 to 6,384 on March 13, 1848. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]