Northwest Ordinance

Colony Update

Greatest news in the Articles of Confederation -

-The location is in the Northwest part of the United States.

-The major land features in this areas would be the Mississippi River, Ohio River Valley, Appalachian mountains, and the Great Lakes.

-The states included were Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.

-In the Northwest Ordinance, it stated that any territory that had 60,000 people or more for it to become a state. It also said that the states had to create a Republican constitutions.

-A territory can become a state if they do two things..

1. Have 60,000 or more people.

2. Have to create a Republican Constitutions.