Friday, March 31, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - March 31, 1812 - Congress Recommends Indiana Wait Until Population Reaches 35,000

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

March 31, 1812 - Congress Recommends Indiana Wait Until Population Reaches 35,000
The Northwest Ordinance provided that when a territory reached a population of 60,000 it was eligible to petition for statehood. By 1811, the Indiana territory had reached 24,000. In December 1811, the Territorial assembly petitioned Congress for statehood, requesting that the population requirement be lowered.  On March 31, 1812, Congress, after studying the matter, recommended that the territory wait until the population reached 35,000. Statehood would have to wait.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
Facebook
@indianatreker
@MossyFeetBooks
Twitter
@MossyFeetBooks
© Paul Wonning

No comments:

Post a Comment