The state of Ohio is now offering two websites for easier access to historical information about the state and its founding principles.
Secretary of State John Husted says the sites are part of an effort to ensure students learn about individuals and documents that shaped Ohio and America. Husted says they also save taxpayer dollars by reducing printing costs and making historical records more widely available online. Two years ago state lawmakers approved a measure requiring teachers to incorporate American and Ohio history and government content into coursework. The measure ensures students learn about key historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Ohio Constitution. The websites also provide information on elections statistics, current and past state laws and historical rosters of elected officials.