Creating a State (Unit 3)

Events in Unit 3

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Congress passed the Land Ordinance of 1785, which set up rules for land sales.

The Northwest Ordinance

1787

The Northwest Ordinance made slavery illegal in the Northwest Territory.

Treaty of Greenville

1795

Native Americans and the US established land boundaries by signing the Treaty of Greenville.

Indiana got its first governor

1800

Harrison is named the first governor of the Indiana Territory.

Battle of the Thames

1813

US defeats British and Native American troops in The Battle of the Thames.

Indiana becomes the 19th state

1816

Indiana becomes the 19th state.

Indiana gets its new capital

1825

Indianapolis became the new state capital.

Native Americans had to leave

1830

Native Americans were forced to move west out of Indiana because of the passage of the Indian Removal Act.

First train line was built

1847

The first train line in Indiana ran from Indianapolis to Madison.

The Wabash and Erie canal opened

1853

The Wabash and Erie canal opened.