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.
This revolt showed a contempt for many of the advances of Midwest civilization set in motion by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Yankee reformist impulse of which creating the Republican Party was only one manifestation.
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.
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.
Although the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 forbade slavery in the territory, its residents were bound by federal law to cooperate when slave owners entered the state to recover what they viewed as their property.
The office of territorial delegate predates the Constitution, having been created by the Continental Congress through the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.
23) The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 (24) and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 (25) both had takings clauses that used language suggesting concern with impressments of goods by the military, and the relevant early caselaw (the most relevant history) supports the reading that the clauses were limited to physical seizures.
At stake was the vast, rich region set aside north of the Ohio River by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.
The volume opens with a discussion of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and Michigan's territorial heritage.

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