March 4, 2022
Ohio Constitution 2 Peace And Hostilities
Peace and Hostilities (5:50 minutes)
An alliance of Native Americans resisted settlement into Ohio. With the 1795 Treaty of Greene Ville, they ceded much of the land that would become Ohio in exchange for promises of peace in the northwest areas. Arthur St. Clair opposed statehood for Ohio and lost his job as territorial governor.
The Ohio Statehouse Museum features a documentary series of videos highlighting the national significance of the Ohio Constitution — from its critical role in the slavery abolition movement to how it set a national model for the funding of public education.
Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse Museum may view the films in the central exhibit area where pages of the historic documents are on display.
The videos are also available online to watch before and after your Capitol visit.