From Ohio History Central
Ohio underwent tremendous change in the late nineteenth century. While Ohio had boasted one of the most diverse economies in the United States of America before the Civil War, agriculture still dominated. During the late 1800s, industrialization erupted in the state. Thousands of people moved into Ohio's cities, seeking jobs in the new industries. These people included former residents of Ohio's rural communities, people from within the United States, and also foreigners. Ohio's population grew quickly, from just over 2.3 million residents in 1860 to approximately 4.2 million people. The state's cities swelled, initially causing numerous problems for local governments as they tried to meet the needs of the new residents. This era was one of immense change. Many of these changes proved to be beneficial for Ohio's people, but not everyone experienced a better life.
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