Presentation on theme: "Explain How the Northwest Ordinance established principles and procedures for orderly expansion of the United States Including, but not limited to Orderly."— Presentation transcript:
Explain How the Northwest Ordinance established principles and procedures for orderly expansion of the United States Including, but not limited to Orderly procedure for establishing territories and applying for statehood As a territory grew in population, it gained rights to self government To become a state, the following requirements had to be met: At least 5,000 men who owned at least 50 acres 60,000 people Established self-government
Your turn to Apply Write a letter applying for statehood. Include the amount of men, the amount of land owned by each man on average, and the amount of over all people seeking to create a self government. For fun include the name of your state you are trying to create.
Reasons for Manifest Destiny Economic – New land for farmers; new trade routes and markets( Santa Fe Trail) ; new opportunities to start a business Political – Expansion of our nation’s borders/ territory; expansion of slavery Social – Remove Native Americans; refuge for persecuted groups (Mormons)
Explain the causes and effects of the trail of tears.