The West after 1783
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Following the conclusion of peace at the end of the War for Independence, pressure began to build for expansion into the West. New settlement would bring with it many of the familiar old problems—confrontation with Native Americans, fur trading issues and the need of a governmental presence far from the seats of power.
Some of the original colonies, now states, had made extensive claims in the western regions. Sentiment developed in favor of inducing the landed states to divest themselves of their claims. New York did so in 1780 and Virginia, a major claimant, followed through in 1784 with regard to the lands north of the Ohio River.
In 1787, the Articles of Confederation Congress enacted the Great Northwest Ordinance (or the Northwest Ordinance of 1787), certainly one of that body’s greatest accomplishments. This law set the procedure for the lands of the Old Northwest (present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) to join the Union.
1783; Furloughed June 1783; Disbanded Nov. 1783 The New Jersey BattalionCommanded by Col. Cummings; Reorganized from the 2d New Jersey Regiment in Mar. 1783; Furloughed June 1783; Disbanded Nov. 1783 New Hampshire Line New Hampshire Regiment ...
After the Washita
... for the time, but the battle didn't mark the end of the winter campaign--rather the beginning. Two cultures, at different levels of evolution, were at loggerheads...and only one would survive. New York Herald reporter S.F. Buckley described ...
The Century After
The 1910 Dunne Flying Wing, the world's first airplane that was developed in strict secrecy. The Great War, 1915 to 1918 -- The First World War elevates the aircraft from a machine for scouting and observation to a versatile weapon with both ...