The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Explained in 3 Minutes: US History Review
To the Mississippi: Westward Expansion and the Northwest Ordinance 1787
The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance
Northwest Ordinance 1787
The Northwest Ordinance enacted July 13, 1787, was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States. It created the Northwest Territory, the first organized territory of the United States, from lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains, between British North America and the Great Lakes to the north and the Ohio River to the south. The upper Mississippi River formed the Territory's western boundary.
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