Northwest Ordinance

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Northwest Ordinance:

see Ordinance of 1787Ordinance of 1787,
adopted by the Congress of Confederation for the government of the Western territories ceded to the United States by the states. It created the Northwest Territory and is frequently called the Northwest Ordinance.
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The Northwest Ordinance of 1787, later codified as The Enabling Act of 1802, specifically insured that all lands belonging to the U.
Thus they limited the inheritance of wealth by abolishing primogeniture and entail, and they spread property widely by selling cheap, government-owned land via laws like the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.
But the extreme event I am referring to is another one, when the Confederation Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance on July 13, 1787, while the Convention was in session down the street in Philadelphia.
Alexander, a fiction and nonfiction writer and editor, re-examines the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and illustrates the link between slavery and the theft of Native land.
44) Her claim was that she was held in territory that the Northwest Ordinance made free--and she and her children were thus free (p.
the Northwest Ordinance, the foundation of six Midwest States, from
Michigan, however, used the language of the Northwest Ordinance as the basis for its boundary claim, citing "a straight line from the southernmost end of Lake Michigan to where it intersects with Lake Erie.
He includes chapters on the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, purporting to ban slavery in the Northwest Territory; on the persistence of slavery in Indiana and Illinois well into the nineteenth century; on the passage of an ineffective fugitive slave law in 1793; and, new for the third edition, on efforts to end the African slave trade.
One may mark it by two of the most important statutes in American history--the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
Lincoln repeatedly points to the formative power of the self-evident truths set forth in the Declaration--formative because they animated not only the Constitution but the process of lawmaking that followed its framing, including, for example, the Northwest Ordinance, which barred slavery from the Northwest Territory.
Contents Introduction Evolution of Territorial Delegates Northwest Ordinance First Delegate Unincorporated Territories Delegates Rights and Responsibilities Committee Assignments and Voting Committee of the Whole Voting Rights Acknowledgments

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