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Indiana History

Historical Periods Major Events
  • Pre-history until 1670
  • French Rule 1679–1763
  • British Rule 1763–1783
  • U.S. Territorial Period 1783–1816
  • Indiana Statehood 1816–present
  • Tecumseh's War
  • War of 1812 1811–181
  • Constitutional convention June 1816
  • Polly v. Lasselle 1820
  • Capitol moved to Indianapolis 1825
  • Passage of the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act 1831
  • State Bankruptcy 1841
  • 2nd Constitution 1851
  • Civil War 1860–1865
  • Gas Boom 1887–1905
  • Indianapolis Riots 1913
  • Indiana Klan scandal 1925

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