An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio

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Dublin Core

Title

An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio

Subject

Political Leaders/Elites

Description

A document that sets the standards for admitting new states into the union. It also prohibits slavery in the expanded tarritories.

Creator

Thomas Jefferson (Likely contributors include Nathan Dane and Rufus King)

Source

ourdocuments.gov

Date

July 13th, 1787

Contributor

Andrew Kittle

Format

Legal document

Identifier

(National Archives Microfilm Publication M332, roll 9); Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789; Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Record Group 360; National Archives.

Coverage

United States 18th Century

Citation

Thomas Jefferson (Likely contributors include Nathan Dane and Rufus King), “An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio,” Digital Histories, accessed November 30, 2023, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/40.