Support the Ordinance of 1787
By Katelyn Mai and Mady Caffey
The Northwest Ordinance is one of the few successes of the Articles of Confederation. You should support this for statehood, individual rights, and for forbidding slavery.
Pros of the Northwest Ordinance
- The Northwest Ordinance preserved our individual rights.
- It forbids slavery in this territory.
- When a territory reaches a certain amount of people, they can apply for statehood and still be recognized as a state.