Yes! For Northwest

May 16, 1787

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The Northwest Territory is shown above

Pros of the Northwest Ordinance

- It guaranteed property rights for the settlers

- Provided a democratic model for a national expansion

- A territory with 60,000 residents can seek statehood if they like

- Guarantees freedom of religion and a trial by jury

- "There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in said territory".

The decision is easy. Vote Yes for Northwest!

By: Elise Durrant and Ty Caples