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An ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States, north-west of the river Ohio ...

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Title

An ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States, north-west of the river Ohio ...

Description

The famous Northwest Ordinance prescribed the stages of government to be followed by any given area in order to become a state and guaranteed certain rights of its inhabitants. As a result of this Ordinance the United States solved the problem of "colonies" which had baffled Great Britain, by allowing new territories to form into states and be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the original thirteen states. Thirty-one of our fifty states were carved out under the basic pattern of the Ordinance of 1787. (From: Liberty's Legacy: Our Celebration of the Northwest Ordinance and the United States Constitution, 1987.)

Creator

United States. Continental Congress.

Publisher

New York : s.n.

Date

1787

Identifier

Lilly Library E309 .A2 vault
PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB8324
Date Added
December 22, 2009
Collection
Treasures of the Lilly Library
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Citation
United States. Continental Congress., “An ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States, north-west of the river Ohio ...,” The Lilly Library Digital Collections, accessed December 18, 2014, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/digital/collections/items/show/73.
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