Colonial America - Land of the Brave
The Meaning and Definition
of the Northwest Ordinance:
The Northwest Ordinance was
formally called 'An
Ordinance for the Government
of the Territory of the
United States, North-West of
the River Ohio'.
The Northwest Ordinance was an act of the
the Confederation of the United States that
was passed on July 13, 1787.
legislation provided for the rapid and orderly
expansion of the new nation across the