Ohio history

  • Ohio becomes a state

    Ohio becomes a state
    Ohio become the first state to join the union under the Northwest Ordinance.
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    Ohio History

    Ohio moved as the country did. Throughout its history it has played a key role in moving the country forward.
  • Columbus becomes capital

    Columbus becomes capital
    Columbus becomes the capital of Ohio during this time even though the state government has yet to move there. It was layed out and planned during this time naming the city after Christopher Columbus. Columbus will eventually become the biggest city in Ohio
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    This is a war fought between the United States and the British Empire, this was Britain last attempt to regain its lost American colonies.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Under the command of Oliver Perry, an American Fleet defeats the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie. The cut if the British supply lines forcing the to abandon Fort Detroit.
  • State Government Relocates

    State Government Relocates
    The Ohio State government relocated to Columbus It was originally in Chillicothe for 7 years, then it moved to Zanesville. After being in Zanesville for 2 years it moved back to Chillicothe. Finally it made its way to Columbus which is still is the state capital today.
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    William Henry Harrison is elected the 9th president from the whig party. He was the first Ohio president even though he was only president for a month. Harrison died from pneumonia.
  • The Railroad Meets Akron

    The Railroad Meets Akron
    During this time the most important invention was the train. This connected Akron to the rest of the country. The effects it left is limitless.
  • Lincoln Elected President

    Lincoln Elected President
    In a four man race Lincoln the republican candidate won. This victory forever changed the country and Ohio. Ohio fought with Lincoln and the Union versus the rebellious south.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    This is a war fought between the north and the south with a key thing being slavery. Ohio sued with the north and fought to defeat the rebellious south. Ohio played a huge role in the war being where the supreme commander was from.
  • Supreme Commander Grant

    Supreme Commander Grant
    Ulysess S Grant is promoted to supreme commander. He is from Ohio and played a key role in winning the war for the north. This appointment came straight from Lincoln himself.
  • Civil War Ends

    Civil War Ends
    Robert E Lee the commander of the Northern Virginia army surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse Virginia. This event ended the war after four long years of fighting. It is estimated that about 620,000 American men died fighting in this war.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    Lincoln while at a theater is shot by a man of the name John Wilkes Booth. Booth a southern supporter disliked Lincoln and his ideas for the country. Booth was killed 12 days later when union soldiers tracked him to Virginia.
  • President Grant

    President Grant
    Former union commander from Ohio runs for President as the republican nominee. He wins the election becoming the second Ohio President
  • Buchtel College

    Buchtel College
    John Buchtel funds Buchtel College in Akron, Ohio. Buchtel College later turns into the University of Akron which still stands today
  • Goodrich comes to Akron

    Goodrich comes to Akron
    B.F. Goodrich relocates his rubber company from New York to Akron. This event is key to Akron becoming the rubber capital.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    This is a war fought between the United States and Spain over the independence of Cuba.
  • Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company

    Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company
    Goodyear was founded in east Akron, Ohio by Frank Seiberling. This company would grow to be the biggest rubber company in the world.
  • McKinley out Teddy Roosevelt in

    McKinley out Teddy Roosevelt in
    William McKinley an Ohio President is assassinated during his second term. VP Theodore Roosevelt comes in an aggressive Progressive President.
  • Man takes Flight

    Man takes Flight
    The Wright brothers from Ohio makes the worlds first flight.
  • Wilson Wins

    Wilson Wins
    Wilson defeats both Taft and Roosevelt but won less then the majority vote.
  • The Great War

    The Great War
    World War 1 breaks out in Europe. The United States declares neutrality and does not join the war.
  • The US Joins the War

    The US Joins the War
    The United States finally gave up on neutrality when Germany reinstated unresticted submarine warfare. That along with the Zimmerman telegraph got the United States off the sideline and into the battle.
  • The Great War Ends

    The Great War Ends
    World War 1 ends in armistice. at the 11th hour of the 11th day during the 11th month.
  • Stock Market Collapse

    Stock Market Collapse
    Due to overspeculation during the roaring twenties the stock market collapsed. This collapse launched the single worst economic shape the country's history. Thus beginning the Great Depression.
  • Franklin D Roosevelt

    Franklin D Roosevelt
    FDR is elected President in 1932. He saved the country from the Great depression and kept us together during World War 2.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    Hitler begins the war with the invasion Poland. Following that Great Britain and France declares war on Germany
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs US troops docked in Pearl Harbor. This event brought the United States into the World War.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe with both Hitler suicide and Germany's official surrender.
  • US Drops A-Bomb

    US Drops A-Bomb
    The United States drops the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima killing hundreds of thousands in seconds. The followed this up by dropping another on Nagaski three days later
  • World War 2 Ends

    World War 2 Ends
    Japan finally surrenders ending World War 2 which has been the most destructing war ever in the history of the world.