The path to Ohio statehood was marred by bitter politics and…..mob violence. Such were the passions inflamed by stark differences of political opinion. Civic leaders from Marietta and Washington County were in the thick of it.
- Equal status with other states.
- More people and more money. The economic benefit would help all residents - and themselves.
- A more responsive government and freedom from the heavy-handed rule of territorial governor Arthur St. Clair.