Northwest Ordinances

The Northwest Ordinances were the acts of the Congress of the Confederation passed to regulate the settlement of the Northwest Territory:


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  • Northwest Ordinances — (1784, 1785, 1787) Measures enacted by the U.S. Congress for the division and settlement of the Northwest Territory, the frontier region extending north of the Ohio River to the Great Lakes and west of Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River. The… …   Universalium

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  • Northwest Territory — the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota. * * * ▪ historical territory, United States  U.S. territory created by… …   Universalium

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  • Northwest Ordinance of 1784 — The Ordinance of 1784 (enacted April 23, 1784) called for the land west of the Appalachian Mountains, north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River to be divided into ten separate states. However, it did not define the mechanism by… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Northwest Territories general elections — This is a list of territorial elections in Northwest Territories, Canada since 1870. The Northwest Territories operates on a consensus government using the First Past the Post electoral system. The territory does not presently recognize political …   Wikipedia

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