United States #795 (1937)

The Northwest Ordinance

On July 13, 1787, the Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as The Ordinance of 1787) was passed, creating the Northwest Territory, the first organized territory of the United States. This was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States (the Confederation Congress) responding to … Continue reading The Northwest Ordinance