In the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American Revolution, Great Britain relinquished all land that it had formally claimed in modern-day Ohio. The Confederation Congress and, then, the United States government arranged for the surveying and sale of this land. Tensions between whites and American Indians quickly erupted as more and more whites entered the region. Over the next two decades, the federal government, through warfare and treaties, secured the land for the whites. During the first years of the nineteenth century, a sufficient number of whites lived in what is now Ohio for the region to become a state. Ohio was the first state to join the United States under the Northwest Ordinance's stipulations. Every state established since Ohio has also followed the Northwest Ordinance's requirements with no or only minor variations.
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Pages in category "Statehood"
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