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a surprise attack


center of the government for a territory, state, or country

constitutional convention

meeting for the purpose of writing a new constitution


a count of the population


a group united for a common purpose

Indian Removal Act

Law passed by US government in 1830 that forced many Native American nations to move west of the Mississippi River

political parties

group of people who share some similar ideas about the government


an area of land protected or kept for a certain purpose


to reject or say no to a possible law passed by the legislature


plan of government


first capital of Ohio

Ohio's Constitution

outlawed slavery & allowed white men who paid taxes to vote

March 1, 1803

Ohio became 17th state

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