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Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker (Photo credit: Brian Stansberry)Tenasi Cherokee Village Marker (Photo credit: Brian Stansberry)

A Practical Consolidation, Cemented by Widespread Corruption

In 1567, Spanish Explorer Juan Pardo traveled inland from America’s eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named “Tanasqui.” A century and a half later, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi. In 1796, Tennessee’s Constitutional Convention approved its State Constitution, the U.S. Congress accepted it, and President George Washington signed the bill admitting Tennessee into the Union as the 16th State.

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