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Northwest Ordinance And Shays Rebellion From Mr. Berlin at mrberlin.com
Objective: To examine the settlement of the Northwest Territory and the importance of Shays’ Rebellion.
Congress surveyed the land into squares 6 miles on each side. (townships) Land Ordinance of miles
Land Ordinance of 1785 Each town was divided into 36 smaller sections, 640 acres each. (the cost was a minimum of $1 per acre) Berlinville
People pooled (combined) their money in order to be able to afford a piece of land. Land Ordinance of 1785 $640 per section
Theoretical township diagram showing method of numbering sections with adjoining sections.
Township Map Sargent County, North Dakota
When the population reached 60,000 free citizens, the area could apply for statehood. Ex.) OH, IN, IL, MI, WI Northwest Ordinance (1787) When 5,000 free males of voting age settled an area, it became self- governing. Slavery was outlawed.
Shays’ Rebellion Farmer’s income decreased while taxes increased. Farmers who could not pay their debts had their farms taken away by the courts. Massachusetts farmer Daniel Shays and his supporters occupy a Massachusetts courthouse.
Therefore, in 1786, Daniel Shays led a group of farmers in an attempt to capture a federal arsenal. Men Fighting During Shays' Rebellion
The U.S., without an organized army, was powerless. Massachusetts sent a militia to stop the rebellion.
Shays’ Rebellion convinced many people that the U.S. needed a new, stronger government. The Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced!
This is a picture of Daniel Shays grave in Scottsburg, NY.