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Ohio and Northwest Territory
1803 - Ohio Admitted as 17th State


There had been growing sentiment within the Northwest Territory in the area that would become Ohio that they should become a state. The Democrat-Republicans favored; the Federalists did not. So it took a few years, until 1803, for the State Constitution to pass and Congress to accept Ohio into the Union, although, in reality, they made a mistake that had to be corrected, all the way in 1953, to truly become one.

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    1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe


    Today, a battlefield park in Battle Ground, Indiana exists to tell the story of the 1811 frontier in the Territory of Indiana near the connection between the Wabash River and the Tippecanoe Creek. Tecumseh, his brother Tenskwatawa, held a Confederacy of Tribes, in a camp nearby. Future President and current Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison was sent with one thousand men; a battle ensued.

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