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It was a land agreement that created the Northwest Territory, letting the United States to expand into the Great Lakes area and it told the territories how to become a state.
process of becoming a state
land that included all the land of the United States west of Pennsylvania and northwest of the Ohio River. It covered all of the modern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as well as the northeastern part of Minnesota.
6 states( now called states--back then areas of land) that were part of the Northwest Territory
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana
4 rights the Northwest Ordinance gave the people
freedom of religion, right to a trial by jury, freedom of speech, tight to vote (if male and owned land)
1 step from territory to statehood
The U.S. Congress would select a group of leaders to govern people in the territory.
3rd step from territory to statehood
When the population of the district reached 60,000 people, it could be admitted as a state.
2nd step from territory to statehood
With a minimum of 5,000 white males in the territory, the people could elect men for a legislature( like a congress) for the territory.
What did the Northwest Ordinance ban (not allow)?
What year did Ohio become a state?