Why was Ohio against slavery?





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The Northwest Ordinance was a government law giving people rules if they were going to live in the Northwest Territory. Ohio was part of the Northwest Territory. One of the laws said slavery was not allowed to be in the Northwest Territory

1600 Quakers families moved to Ohio in the 1800s. They were very religious and they called themselves the Society of Friends. They believed everyone was created equal.
They helped many slaves escape on the Underground Railroad by hiding them and taking them safely to Canada.

Ohio was part of the Union, or northern side of the Civil War. The North wanted to end slavery.

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Ohio. New York: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, 2007. Print.
Matt Doeden,Weapons of the Civil war. Mankato,Minnesota:2009.
Mrs.Keeley's class discussion.