They were also responsible for amending the Missouri Constitution with the provision that a convention question would be placed on the general election ballot every twenty years thereafter, In 1942 the voters of Missouri adopted the call for a Constitutional Convention.
Along the path of Missouri's history the Constitution was greatly impacted by an early 1900's provision that granted the voting public direct access to the amendment process through citizens initiative.
Every Missourian should be in prayer for our Constitution!
Since Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as a military measure, it didn’t apply to border slave states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri, all of which had remained loyal to the Union. Lincoln also exempted selected areas of the Confederacy that had already come under Union control in hopes of gaining the loyalty of whites in those states. In practice, then, the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t immediately free a single slave, as the only places it applied were places where the federal government had no control—the Southern states currently fighting against the Union.