March 4, 2022
Ohio Constitution 5 Expansion And Regulation
Expansion and Regulation (4:36 minutes)

Canals and railroads revolutionized Ohio and our nation. The 1851 Ohio Constitution limited state debt and also the ability of the state to grant exclusive privileges to private companies.

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.