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Today in History: April 20

Slide 1 of 14: Engraving depicting Pierre Van Cortlandt, Vice President of the Convention of New York State, reading the Constitution of New York State to a crowd of people, Kingston, New York, April 22nd 1777.

1777: New York adopts state constitution

The first New York state constitution is formally adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York, meeting in the upstate town of Kingston.

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