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The Michigan History Center is creating stories, activities, and teaching resources for educators to use with students.

The stories below focus on how Michigan became a state.  What did Michigan have to do in order to become a state? What challenges arose in the process?

Overall, these stories will help students understand the pathway to statehood.  In addition, students will explore who was included and excluded from this process. These stories are part of a larger collection of material within the Statehood Era (1787-1840).

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