This Day in History: Illinois Becomes the 21st US State (1818)

This Day in History:
Illinois Becomes the 21st US State (1818)

At the end the French and Indian Wars, France ceded the entire Illinois region to Britain. This region was an integral part of the Old Northwest that was brought within US boundaries 20 years later by the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution. In 1787, the area was officially designated the Northwest Territory. Made part of Indiana Territory in 1800, Illinois was granted statehood in 1818. In recent years, Illinois has earned recognition for being what sort of state? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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