Our Constitution (Part 5)

Old State House Museum - Monday, December 30, 2019

Any hopes that the government created under the Constitution of 1868 could bring peace to a state that had known turmoil for eight years were quickly dashed. Half the state was disenfranchised, an ... Read More

Our Constitutions (Part 4)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

By the end of Isaac Murphy’s term as governor in 1868, Arkansas government was nearly deadlocked due to its refusal to cooperate with federal policies on Reconstruction. When Congress passed ... Read More

Our Constitutions (Part 3)

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Constitutional change during wartime often was overshadowed by issues more often than not having to do with matters of survival. Nonetheless, after Union forces occupied Little Rock on Sept. ... Read More