Northwestern Ordinance

Written By Thomas Jefferson

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Pro #1

The confirmation of land, grants, and expansion was guaranteed by the Northwest Ordinance. The importance of this was the people were so used to always being forced into things this gave them the freedom to do it themselves. They finally had the freedom to expand.

Pro #2

The Jury was finally coming into place everyone had an equal trial and were able to come to a conclusion with a verdict. Unlike Great Britain we as man kind could finally be seen equal. There was no such thing for 9/13 votes.

Pro #3

The Northwestern Ordinance stopped people from trading slaves because once you had them you couldn't leave them or trade them because that would increase the slave population. But this only occurred in the new territories.