Congress and National Government

Kasey Jarman

Land of Ordinance 1785

Money was set aside in each township for education. Land was less than 1 cent per acre. The land was surveyed and divided into townships, each 6 miles. Four sections were reserved for the US government.

Northwest Ordinance 1787

Their was no slavery and education wasn't a priority. Congress would appoint a territorial governor and judges. After a territory had 5,000 voting residents, the settlers could write a temporary constitution and elect their own government.