From Ohio History Central

Even before Ohio became a state in 1803, Ohioans actively sought to reform their society and government. Among the area's first white residents were Moravian missionaries, who sought to convert the Delaware Indians to Christianity. Soldiers returning from Lord Dunmore's War issued the Fort Gower Resolutions, which supported colonial representation in the British Parliament. During the nineteenth century, Ohioans participated in numerous reform movements. Among the more popular ones were the temperance and abolitionist movements. The reform impulse continued during the twentieth century, as Ohioans joined the Progressive Movement, the women's rights movement, and the Civil Rights Movement, among several others. Ohioans have always sought ways to improve their own lives. They also have tried to enhance the lives of others within the state and outside of its borders.

To learn more about reform throughout Ohio's history, please browse these entries at your leisure.

Pages in category "Reform"

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