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Encyclopedia > Indiana Territory
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Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. It was the first new territory created from lands of the Northwest Territory, which had been organized in 1787 by the Northwest Ordinance. Image File history File links Indianaterr. ... Image File history File links Indianaterr. ... In the history of the United States, an organized territory is a territory for which the United States Congress has enacted an Organic Act. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the first (1789–1797) Vice President of the United States, and the second President of the United States, whose term lasted from 1797 to 1801. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North West of the Ohio, was a government and region within the early United States. ... The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as the Freedom Ordinance) was an act of the Continental Congress of the United States passed on July 13, 1787 under the Articles of Confederation. ...


The original boundaries of the territory included the area of the Northwest Territory west of the Great Miami River and a line extending north from its headwaters in Indian Lake (in present-day Logan County, Ohio) along approximately 83 deg 45 min W longitude. The territory included all of present-day Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, as well as the portions of Minnesota originally part of the Northwest Territory. It also included almost all of the upper peninsula of present-day Michigan and the western half of the lower peninsula. It also included the portion of present-day Ohio west of the Great Miami. This latter parcel became part of the state of Ohio when it was admitted to the Union in 1803. The eastern half of Michigan was added to the Indiana Territory at that time. The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States. ... Arch at Russells Point. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 10th 102,384 sq mi  265,172 km² 239 miles  385 km 491 miles  790 km 41. ... The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ...


The anti-slavery provisions of the Northwest Ordinance remained in force within the Indiana Territory, and Governor Harrison organized a convention in 1802 to request their repeal or temporary suspension. Congressional response came in 1808 and was quite explicit:


"At the very moment that the progress of reason and general benevolence is consigning slavery to its merited destination . . . must the Territory of Indiana take a retrograde step into barbarism" (From the report of the Congressional committee that addressed the petitions.) The petitions were denied.


The area of the territory was reduced again in 1805 by the creation of the Michigan Territory, and in 1809 by the creation of the Illinois Territory. The enabling act of April 19, 1816, which authorized the people of Indiana Territory to form a state, transferred the area of approximately 30 survey townships from Michigan Territory to Indiana, leaving the territory within the current boundaries of the State of Indiana. From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ... Categories: Stub | Illinois history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... This article is about the German law passed in 1933 at the beginning of the Third Reich. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Survey township, sometimes called Congressional township, as used by the United States Public Land Survey System, refers to a square unit of land, that is nominally six (U.S. Survey) miles (~9. ... From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ...


From 1800 to 1813, the territorial capital was Vincennes. Corydon served as the second territorial capital from 1813 to 1816, and served as the state capital until 1825. Originally the territory had just three counties: St. Clair, Randolph and Knox. Knox County contained all of present-day Indiana. William Henry Harrison was the Governor of the Indiana Territory from May 13, 1800 to December 28, 1812. John Gibson, the Territorial Secretary, was acting Governor during Harrison's absences from July 4, 1800 to January 10, 1801 and from June 1812 to May 1813. Thomas Posey was appointed Governor in March 3, 1813 and served until the state's first governor was sworn into office on November 7, 1816. The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Corydon is a town located in Harrison County, Indiana. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States, (1841). ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Gibson was the Territorial Secretary of the Indiana Territory. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Thomas Posey (1750-1818) was a military and political figure in the decades following the American Revolution. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


On December 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted into the Union as the 19th U.S. state with Jonathan Jennings as Governor. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Jonathan Jennings (1784–1834) was a U.S. political figure. ...


See also: Historic regions of the United States These are historic regions of the United States, meaning regions that were legal entities in the past, or which the average modern American would no longer immediately recognize as a regional description. ...


External link

  • The Indiana Historian - Indiana Territory

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Michigan Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1759 words)
Michigan Territory was an organized territory of the United States in the early 19th century, between June 30, 1805 and January 26, 1837, at which point it became Michigan, the 26th state of the Union.
Clair County, another Indiana Territory county, was also expanded to include the western portion of the Upper Peninsula and a small sliver of the Lower Peninsula along the shore of Lake Michigan.
On July 3, 1836, in preparation for Michigan statehood, the Wisconsin Territory was organized from Michigan Territory, consisting of the present states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and the eastern portion of the Dakotas.
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