THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787
New Independence/ New Lands
The United States earned
their independence from
Britain during the American
Revolution. The t...
What to do with this new land?
A. Problem: Many states made claims to the
new western lands (Northwest Territory).
 Bound...
See the confusion ?
Solution
B. Solution to the Problem: All states agreed to
cede (give) their claims to Congress , so
Congress can sell the ...
LAND ORDINANCE (Law)
II. LAND ORDINANCE
of 1785: Congress’s
plan to sell the land
of the Northwest
Territory.
A. Rectangul...
LAND ORDINANCE
1. Township – the largest division of land.
It is thirty-six square miles.
LAND ORDINANCE
2. Section – 36 sections in a township. It is
one square mile or 640 acres.
LAND ORDINANCE
3. Acre – the smallest division of land.
It sold for $1 per acre.
The average size farm was 40 acre. So, it...
LAND ORDINANCE
B. Education – the sale from one section of each
township goes to start a school for that
township.

How mu...
III.THE NORTHWEST
ORDINANCE of 1787 this
document establishes…
 the principles and procedures for the
orderly expansion o...
THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of
1787
A. Statehood:
1. When the population reaches 5,000 adult
males the area can:
a. elect it’s...
THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of
1787
2. When the population reaches 60,000
adult males the area can:
a. can write a state const...
THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of
1787
Five states join the
Union:
Ohio (1803)
Indiana (1816)

Illinois (1818)
Michigan (1837)
Wi...
THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of
1787
Rights Guaranteed:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Trial by jury
Public education
Freedom of religion
Prohibi...
Orderly Expansion of the West
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Orderly Expansion of the West

  1. 1. THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787
  2. 2. New Independence/ New Lands The United States earned their independence from Britain during the American Revolution. The two countries signed the Treaty of Paris 1783. A provision of the treaty gave the United States British land claims in North America. See map
  3. 3. What to do with this new land? A. Problem: Many states made claims to the new western lands (Northwest Territory).  Boundaries of the Northwest Territory: Great Lakes (north), Pennsylvania (east), Ohio River (south), Mississippi River (west)
  4. 4. See the confusion ?
  5. 5. Solution B. Solution to the Problem: All states agreed to cede (give) their claims to Congress , so Congress can sell the land for the good of the country. NATIONAL DOMAIN – Public land
  6. 6. LAND ORDINANCE (Law) II. LAND ORDINANCE of 1785: Congress’s plan to sell the land of the Northwest Territory. A. Rectangular Survey System – carefully surveyed the land into squares to be sold.
  7. 7. LAND ORDINANCE 1. Township – the largest division of land. It is thirty-six square miles.
  8. 8. LAND ORDINANCE 2. Section – 36 sections in a township. It is one square mile or 640 acres.
  9. 9. LAND ORDINANCE 3. Acre – the smallest division of land. It sold for $1 per acre. The average size farm was 40 acre. So, it sold for $40.
  10. 10. LAND ORDINANCE B. Education – the sale from one section of each township goes to start a school for that township. How much went for education? Answer: $640
  11. 11. III.THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787 this document establishes…  the principles and procedures for the orderly expansion of the United States.
  12. 12. THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787 A. Statehood: 1. When the population reaches 5,000 adult males the area can: a. elect it’s own legislature. b. send non-voting members to Congress.
  13. 13. THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787 2. When the population reaches 60,000 adult males the area can: a. can write a state constitution and apply for statehood. b. If Congress approves the state Constitution that area will become a state.
  14. 14. THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787 Five states join the Union: Ohio (1803) Indiana (1816) Illinois (1818) Michigan (1837) Wisconsin (1848)
  15. 15. THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE of 1787 Rights Guaranteed: 1. 2. 3. 4. Trial by jury Public education Freedom of religion Prohibition of slavery

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