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Northwest Ordinance & Northwest Territory
Land Ordinance of 1785 To help solve the problem of raising money to pay war debt the Confederation Congress hoped to sell land. New land in the Ohio River Valley would be surveyed and divided to sell.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Created the Northwest Territory –Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin
Northwest Ordinance Created a system of bringing in new states. Congress created smaller territories…each had a governor. When that territory population hit 60,000 they could draft a constitution and ask permission to enter the union.
Northwest Ordinance Included a bill of rights: –Required public education be provided –No slavery or indentured servitude ***Ordinance worked so well it was used in other territories…only slavery became a Hot Button Issue***