Northwest Ordinance
<div>The land north of the Ohio River was called the Northwest Territory.</div>
<div>The Northwest Ordinance described how new states would be formed out of the territory.</div>
<div>In 1785, western lands were surveyed and divided into squares called townships.</div>
<div>The Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in the territory.</div>
<div>The Northwest Ordinance encouraged townships to build schools.</div>
<div>The Northwest Ordinance gave people living in the area rights such as freedom of religion and right to a fair trial.</div>
<div>The Northwest Ordinance allowed new states to enter the Union on equal terms as the other states.</div>
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