Steps to Become a State
Ohio’s Statehood 1803
I) Steps to Become a State
• A) When there are 5000 free male
inhabitants, the territory can create a
legislature
I) Steps to Become a State
• A) When there are 5000 free male
inhabitants, the territory can create a
legislature
– 1) inhabitant – person living in an area
I) Steps to Become a State
• A) When there are 5000 free male
inhabitants, the territory can create a
legislature
– 1) inhabitant – person living in an area
– 2) legislature – a government organization that
makes laws
B) The legislature can send a
delegate to Congress
B) The legislature can send a
delegate to Congress
• 1) delegate – person who represents a group
of people
C) When 60,000 live in an area, the
territory can apply for statehood
C) When 60,000 live in an area, the
territory can apply for statehood
• 1) 1800 census showed 45,000 lived in
Ohio
D) Ordinance of 1802
D) Ordinance of 1802
• 1) State must then apply for statehood, and
Ohio did this with the Ordinance of 1802
D) Ordinance of 1802
• 1) State must then apply for statehood, and
Ohio did this with the Ordinance of 1802
• 2) Delivered to Congress to show Ohio’s
desire for statehood
D) Ordinance of 1802
• 1) State must then apply for statehood, and
Ohio did this with the Ordinance of 1802
• 2) Delivered to Congress to show Ohio’s
desire for statehood
• 3) set Ohio’s boundaries
D) Ordinance of 1802
• 1) State must then apply for statehood, and
Ohio did this with the Ordinance of 1802
• 2) Delivered to Congress to show Ohio’s
desire for statehood
• 3) set Ohio’s boundaries
• 4) Set aside land for public education
E) Problems with the Ordinance
of 1802
E) Problems with the Ordinance
of 1802
• 1) north boundary battle with Michigan
over the mouth of the Maumee River
E) Problems with the Ordinance
of 1802
• 1) north boundary battle with Michigan
over the mouth of the Maumee River
• 2) South Boundary battle over Ohio River
E) Problems with the Ordinance
of 1802
• 1) north boundary battle with Michigan
over the mouth of the Maumee River
• 2) South Boundary battle over Ohio River
– a) up to or through the river
Is the boundary the
red line, or the tan
line?
E) Problems with the Ordinance
of 1802
• 1) north boundary battle with Michigan
over the mouth of the Maumee River
• 2) South Boundary battle over Ohio River
– a) up to or through the river
– b) what happens when the river swells or
shrinks?
F) Ohio Creates a Constitution
F) Ohio Creates a Constitution
• 1) Ohio organizes its governmental
structure and and sent it to Congress
F) Ohio Creates a Constitution
• 1) Ohio organizes its governmental
structure and and sent it to Congress
• 2) Congress approved the document on
February 19th, 1803