2 Mountaineer Drive

Clarksburg, WV 26301


Mountain Lions

West Virginia History 

Mrs. Mitchell

Mrs. Mitchell is a graduate of RCB HS. She attended Fairmont State College for her BA and West Virginia University for her MA. She has been teaching at Mountaineer Middle School since 2010.

Each Year Students Will Participate in the WV Golden Horseshoe Essay and Test. 

An Example of a Golden Horseshoe Essay:

Under Governor Pierpont the Restored Government of Virginia authorized the creation of the state of West Virginia.  According to the U.S. Constitution a request for statehood must be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.

Use the information that you know to describe the dilemma faced by President Lincoln on West Virginia’s statehood. Then briefly explain what compromises were reached for Congressional approval and list the date West Virginia officially became a state.

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