→Exploration to Statehood: 1650-1803
*1800: [[Chillicothe]] became the capitol of the [[Northwest Territory]].
*1802: [[Enabling Act]] set the stage for Congress to admit [[Ohio]] to the Union.
*1802: [[Constitutional Convention]] met at [[Chillicothe]] to draft [[Ohio's first constitution]].
*1802: [[Thomas Worthington]] presented Ohio constitution to Congress for approval.
==Early Statehood: 1803-1846==