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date: 07 August 2020

Northwest Ordinance 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Paul G.E. ClemensPaul G.E. Clemens

(1787), a measure adopted by the Continental Congress, acting under the Articles of Confederation, to provide an orderly system of government leading to statehood for the territory north and west of the Ohio River.... ...

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