Essays Tagged: "Northwest Ordinance"

The Founding Fathers and Slavery

ritories after 1800. Unfortunately this law did not pass, but it was a start. Three years later the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was passed which made slavery illegal in the upper Western territories. ... erritories. Freehling says, 'The new law left bondage free to invade the Southwest. But without the Northwest Ordinance slavery might have crept into Illinois and Indiana as well.' Another important e ...

(3 pages) 167 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The Articles of Confederation

ar in the Treaty of Paris, and created a model for the admission of new territories courtesy of the Northwest Ordinance. Nonetheless, it was much too weak to give the new nation the necessary foundati ...

(2 pages) 56 0 5.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

These are study notes for United States History. They can be used to study for final exams. These notes contain information on The Colonial period through Union times.

eration, or alliance, among the 13 states.16. Land Ordinance of 1785- A plan for surveying the land.Northwest Ordinance of 1787- Procedure for dividing the land into no fewer than three and no more th ...

(11 pages) 362 3 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Pre-Civil War Study Notes 1776-1861. A comprehensive guide to major events, laws, and important people before the Civil War.

e from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was adopted in final form on July 4, 1776.The Northwest Ordinance- 1787 The ordinance provided for the formation of not less than three, nor more ...

(5 pages) 132 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Stregnths and Weaknesses of the Articles of confederation

hey weren't actually fully unified. The people also managed to pass the Land Ordinance 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. After the war many of the states wanted the western land and only a few ... old to people and the income from one of the sections of every township went towards education. The Northwest Ordinance said that the land was to be divided into 3-5 territories that when they had 60, ...

(4 pages) 93 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

It gets you ready for the AP: test I helps you study history terms

way. Shows that the new government wasn't working quite as well as planned.24. Land Ordinance & Northwest Ordinance-'85 and '87. Land ordinance divided Northwest Territory in to chunks of 36 one s ... ked a strong federal gov't and supported the American system and had a strong base in the North and Northwest61. Internal Slave Trade-Early to mid 1800's, when foreign importation of slaves was banned ...

(9 pages) 109 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Expansionism in the 19th and early 20th century U.S. was a departure of past American Expansionism

n and after these wars, expansion into these newly acquired lands was better made possible with the Northwest Ordinance and removal of Indians. By first attempting to move Indians east of the Mississi ... issippi River, land around large rivers would then be open for farming. This was the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance. It was meant to open up the Ohio River Valley to settlers, most specifically fa ...

(3 pages) 177 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Territorial Expansion in the United States From 1800-1850

Louisiana itself) to be carved out of the Louisiana Purchase. It lay out of the jurisdiction of the Northwest Ordinance, which prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territories, and had a long tradition ...

(3 pages) 122 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Slavery and the Constitution

cy's potential area, population, and capacity to endure. Although, as a part of the compromise, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 outlawed slavery in the Northwest Territories, the Founding Fathers scar ...

(4 pages) 85 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Development of the U.S. Began with Slavery

om the completed Declaration of Independence.An important precedent was set with the passage of the Northwest Ordinance, which forbade slavery in the regions that later corresponded to the states of W ... together with a large amount of northern emancipation measures originating in Vermont in 1777, the Northwest Ordinance established a pattern of slavery in the southern states, and making it illegal i ...

(5 pages) 91 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Articles of confederation

he Congress of the Confederation passed very significant pieces of legislation dealing with the Old Northwest, the area of land south of the Great Lakes, east of the Mississippi River, and to the nort ... States that lasted for more than 75 years. The Land Ordinance of 1785 provided that the land of the Northwest should be surveyed and sold with the proceeds sent to the Congressional Congress to help a ...

(4 pages) 47 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The causes of the break up of the Union: the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the decision of the Dred Scott case and of course, slavery

n Illinois and was a resident there that he was no longer a slave, for slavery was barred under the Northwest Ordinance. Also he was a citizen in the Wisconsin Territory, where slavery was outlawed un ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To what extent were political, economic, and social development between the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the Constitution, a reflection of the colonists' dreams for independence.

g government, The Articles of Confederation, in some ways helped the dream stay alive. In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance was added to the Articles. The Northwest Ordinance, for one, abolished slavery i ... so guaranteed citizens the right to a trial by jury, and the freedom from excessive punishment. The Northwest Ordinance also gave citizens the freedom of religion, which was one of the major problems ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Articles of Confederation

ar in the Treaty of Paris, and created a model for the admission of new territories courtesy of the Northwest Ordinance. Nonetheless, they were far too weak to give the newborn nation the necessary fo ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How Supporters of Slavery Used Legal, Religious, and Economic Arguments to Defend the Institution

it was illegal for him to become a slave again because it violated the Missouri Compromise and the Northwest Ordinance . This of course would be true if Scott had been a citizen but according to the ...

(6 pages) 68 1 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

U.S. COnstitution

slavery used arguments such as that the Constitution gave Congress power over the territories, the Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in the territory north of the Ohio River, and the Missouri Compro ...

(2 pages) 100 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Social Studies Book Vocab

ion government that established an orderly process of laying out townships and selling public lands.Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - An act of Congress under the Articles of Confederation providing for t ... of 1787 - An act of Congress under the Articles of Confederation providing for the governing of the Northwest Territory-the land north and west of the Ohio River-and providing for the eventual admissi ...

(3 pages) 635 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Study Guide

elp settle the West (Ohio Valley) - Land north of Ohio River and east of Mississippi was called the Northwest Territory 1. Land Ordinance of 1785 - Land divided into townships - Each township had: 36 ... n = 1 square mile = $640 each.- Each township had one section set aside in middle for public Use 2. Northwest Ordinance - Provided laws for statehood - Outlawed slavery - Was to have at least 3 states ...

(7 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

AP US History - Articles of Confederation

g the new nation by unifying the nation during and after the war, by regulating the handling of the Northwest, and by determining the process territories had to go through to become states.The Article ... Confederation also made vital land laws. The Land Ordinance of 1785 stated that acreage of the Old Northwest (land northwest of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi River, and south of the Great L ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

U.S. History - The Confederation Study Notes

that does happen during this periodLower South - most resistant to any attack upon the institution-Northwest Ordinance-five states are created north of the Ohio RiverShay's Rebellion-uprising in Mass ...

(2 pages) 1176 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History