Northwest Territory. One of the most important accomplishments under the Articles of Confederation Planned to sell land to raise revenue By 1784, a plethora of individuals moved westward Caused problems with Native Americans
Problem: Many states made claims to the western lands (Northwest Territory).
Boundaries of the Northwest Territory:Great Lakes (north), Pennsylvania (east), Ohio River (south), Mississippi River (west)THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE
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 (confederation).
NATIONAL DOMAIN – Public landTHE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE
The average size farmwas 40 acres. So, it sold for $40.
Education– the sale from one section of each township goes to start a school for that township.
How much went for education?
Answer: $640THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE