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Maddie Heyde

The Land Ordinance of 1785

The Land Ordinance was made by the Continental Congress in 1785. Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress didn't have the power to raise money by direct taxation of the United States. Therefore, the goal of the ordinance was to raise money by selling land in the largely unmapped territory west of the original states, which they received after the end of the Revolutionary War in the 1783 Treaty of Paris. There were 36 sections with 640 acres in each section. All of the money from section 16 went to schooling and each acre was no less than 1$.

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Northwest Ordinance of 1787

The Northwest Ordinance was an act of the Congress of the Confederation, passed July 13, 1787. The ordinance created the Northwest Territory and the first organized territory of the United States. It stretched from lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains between British Canada and the Great lakes to the north and the Ohio river to the south. The the Territory's western boundary was formed by the upper Mississippi River. It was declared that there would be no slavery in the Northwest and Education was strongly encouraged. If a territory reached to 60,000 they were allowed to write a constitution and submit it to congress for approval.
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