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==[[:Category: Civil War | Civil War]]==
Although most of the American Civil War was fought outside of Ohio's borders, the Buckeye State played a huge role in determining the outcome. Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans fought for the Union, and many of the North's leading generals were from Ohio. Few would dispute that Ohio's contributions were vital in determining the Union victory.
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==[[:Climate and Weather | Climate and Weather]]==
Ohio's climate, which is generally mild, has played a major factor in the rich agricultural heritage of the state.
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==Communities and Counties==
Entries in this category provide readers with information on various communities and counties within Ohio.
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==Government and Politics==
For most of its history, Ohio has proven to be a microcosm of government and politics in the rest of the Midwest.
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Ohioans have long recognized the importance of history. Thus, they have sought to preserve many of the state's important buildings, landmarks, and other sites.
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Ohioans have participated in every military conflict involving the United States of America from the American Revolution until present day. Numerous prominent military leaders have ties to the state.
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Even before Ohio became a state in 1803, Ohioans actively sought to reform their society and government. Among the area's first white residents were Moravian missionaries, who sought to convert the Delaware Indians to Christianity.
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Ohioans have always been a very religious people. In the prehistoric period, Ohio's native people constructed earthworks. Both modern-day scholars and American Indians contend that these mounds, in all likelihood, held some religious meaning to their builders.
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==Science and Medicine==
For two hundred years, Ohioans have been at the forefront of scientific and medical advances. During the 1830s and 1840s, Dr. William Awl convinced the Ohio legislature to establish a school for the blind and a hospital for the mentally ill.
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==Sports and Recreation==
Ohioans are very fortunate to have many sporting and recreational activities at their disposal. Ohio boasts several professional and semi-professional sports teams. The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, originated in the state in 1869. The Cleveland Indians baseball club was a charter member of the American League. The National Football League has its roots in northeastern Ohio.
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States commonly select symbols to represent life within their respective borders. These symbols provide residents with a sense of identity and belonging to their respective states. Symbols help to connect a state's diverse population together, creating a united people.
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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.
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At the start of the nineteenth century, Ohio was isolated geographically. The Appalachian Mountains on the east, Lake Erie to the north, and the Ohio River to the south, isolated the state from its neighbors. During the nineteenth century, new transportation systems formed, granting Ohioans easier access to all parts of the United States of America.
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Women have played a major role in the development and evolution of Ohio. They have contributed immensely to the survival of their families and their people. This was evident with native women and continued to be so as the first white women arrived in what would be Ohio during the 1770s.
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During the first five decades of the twentieth century, the United States of America became involved in two world wars. World War I lasted from 1914 until 1919, while World War II raged from 1939 to 1945. The United States did not formally become involved in World War I until 1917 and in World War II until 1941. Although delayed, American involvement in both conflicts helped turn the tide of victory to the allies of the United States.
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