What was the importance of the land ordinance and the northwest ordinance?
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The Land Ordinance of 1785 stated that they would separate the Northwest land into something called TOWNSHIPS. This was a 5 by 5 mile land and was sold to settlers and speculators. The land ordinance of 1787, or Northwest Ordinance of 1787, was to make the Northwest TERRITORY lands into STATES. 5,000 free white men makes up a territory and 60,000 free white men equal a state. Slavery was prohibited and the state constitution was…
Why is the northwest ordinance of 1787 considered to be the outstanding achievement of congress under the articles of confederation?
The Northwest Ordinances were passed that provided for the creation of equal, self governing states in the Northwest Territories and the newly created states would have the same rights and privileges as the original 13 states. Land Ordinance provided that the acreage of the Old Northwest should be sold and that the proceeds should be used to help pay off the national debt.
How did the Northwest Ordinance establish principles and procedures for the orderly expansion of the US?
In the course of passing the Northwest Ordinance, the states gave up claims to land in what was then the West. This land was administered by the United States government, instead of the states', and so established federal administration of territories. The ordinance dealt with the question of the admission of new states. It also dealt, though without complete success, with the issue of the extension of slavery. There is a link below to an…
The Land Ordinance of 1787 was enforced so that no state could take large portions of land in the west because it was unfair to the smaller states who were unable to do so. The Land Ordinance established a plan to survey the western lands so that they could later be turned into new states. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which came after the Land Ordinance, established these new states.