Articles of Confederation Northwest Territory & Land Ordinance of 1785 • Students will research and analyze the creation of the Articles of Confederation, the problems with the Articles, and how the Northwest Territory was organized using the Land Ordinance of 1785
Land Ordinance of 1785, rectangular land survey system, orderly system of development for the Northwest Territory, the Articles of Confederation, states held most of the power, establish a basic framework of the national government, strong central government would threaten the rights of the people, states had much greater power than the national (federal) government, passage of legislation for a process admitting new states into the Union, guidelines for the admission of new states into the…
This comic book about Ohio history is perfect for 4th grade or 5th grade students interested in the Land Ordinance of 1785. It features a story about the mapping of the Northwest Territory, a non-fiction comic about the naming of Ohio's districts and Primary source material--the actual Land Ordinance of 1785 text.
The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation on May 20, 1785. It set up a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west. It eventually covered over three-fourths of the area of the continental United States. Divided by Checks, Townships, and Sections.