The state of Ohio was occupied by the Iroquois when Frenchman Robert Cavelier da
Sala explored it in 1670. Constituting the most direct road in Canada Louisiana,
the French presence strengthened during the eighteenth and century, which
however clashed rapidly with the territorial ambitions of the British present
Virginia and Pennsylvania.
It is thus that 1754 Franco-Anglais rivals took the
form of an armed conflict that ended the reddition of the French, with which the
Indians had formed an alliance (Treaty of Paris of 1763). The latter, refusing
to recognize English supremacy, revolted in 1763 (Pontiac rebellion). In 1783,
the region was surrendered by Great Britain to the United States, and the first
permanent colony founded in 1788 by Marietta. The Indians, uneasy about the
growing number of pioneers, again rebellious but, beaten in 1795, were forced to
surrender their rights over almost the entire territory (Greenville treaty).
Ohio became the seventeenth state of the American Union on March 1, 1803.
Obtaining this state status favored its growth, both demographic - the
population went from 45,400 inhabitants in 1800 to 700 in 1810 - as well as
The invention and intensive use of the steamboat and the creation of the Érié
channel (between Lake Érié and the Hudson River), which provided the State with
a waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, inaugurated a period of prosperity for the
State. At the end of the nineteenth century, Ohio was thus one of the most
industrialized states in the Union. This economic “state of grace” was however
hampered considerably by the great depression of the 1930s, however the
production of military equipment during World War II , allowed for a start of
economic correction. The industrial expansion then continued in the 1950s to the
1960s for free, namely through the Santo-Laurent sea route, which opened the
ports of Lake Érié to international trade. However, since the 1990s, Ohio is
facing a serious industrial crisis and must face the challenges of capital
economic conversion for the state's future.
Lists all cities and towns in Ohio including top 50 largest cities by
Provides a list of all holidays in the state of Ohio when both banks and
schools are closed, including national wide and world holidays, such as New
Year, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Day, as well as regional holidays of Ohio.
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Universities in Ohio
Ohio State University in Columbus
The Ohio State University in the city of Columbus is the university with the
largest contiguous campus in the entire United States. The main campus of Ohio
State University is in Columbus, but Ohio State University also has secondary
campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark. A total of approximately 64,000
students study at Ohio State University, 57,000 of them in Columbus alone.
Ohio State University was founded in 1870 and is now one of the best state
universities in the United States. Ohio State University is known as Public Ivy
(allusion to the 8 Ivy League schools in the USA that have a very special
reputation) and is also a member of the Association of American Universities, a
network of research-intensive North American universities.
Ohio State University has earned a special reputation with its courses in
linguistics as well as teaching and art courses. Ohio State University has the
- Agricultural sciences
- Health sciences
- law Sciences
- Veterinary medicine
Case Western Reserve University
The private Case Western Reserve University, in the city of Cleveland, was
founded in 1967 and is now one of the best universities in Ohio. Case Western
Reserve University is also a member of the Association of American Universities,
an association of research-intensive North American universities. The university
campus is located in the University Circle district and is therefore in close
proximity to numerous cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve University has
produced numerous later Nobel Prize winners, including 8 Nobel Prizes in
Medicine for former university students. Today around 11,000 students study at
the following faculties:
- Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations
- Nursing science
- Faculty of Philosophy
- law Sciences
Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware
The private Ohio Wesleyan University in the city of Delaware was founded in 1842
and is one of the most respected universities in the world. The campus of the,
with only about 2,000 rather small university, extends over more than 800,000 m²
and offers many historical buildings in the neo-Gothic style.
Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University in the city of Cleveland was founded in 1870 and now
has approximately 17,000 students. Cleveland State University has a very large
law school. Shuvo Roy, the inventor of the artificial kidney, also studied at
Cleveland State University.
University of Cincinnati
The state University of Cincinnati in the city of Cincinnati was founded in 1819
and today has over 40,000 students, making it one of the largest universities in
Ohio. The Faculty of Music (College Conservatory of Music Cincinnati) earned a
special reputation. It is one of the best music colleges in the United States.
One of the professors at the University of Cincinnati is Neil Armstrong, the
first man on the moon.
Kent State University
Kent State University in the city of Kent was founded in 1910 and is now the
third largest university in Ohio with over 40,000 students. The main campus is
in the city of Kent, but the university also has other locations in Ashtabula,
East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. Kent State
University achieved notoriety through the so-called Kent State Massacre, in
which 4 students died in 1970. These died from the shelling of the National
Guard, which was supposed to end the student protest against the Vietnam War.