Summary: H.Con.Res.79 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/29/2014)

Recognizes the rejection of the Lecompton Constitution of the Territory of Kansas by the House of Representatives in 1858 as a critical action in admitting Kansas as a free state into the Union of the United States.

Acknowledges the drafting and ensuing debate of that Constitution as a significant catalyst that would lead to the Civil War and the ultimate abolition of slavery.

Congratulates the city of Lecompton, Kansas, for maintaining its historical heritage.