- Based on the excerpts above, outline the steps a territory needs to take in order to become a state.
- What do you think are the three most important rights guaranteed to inhabitants of the NW territory?
- Using your knowledge of U.S. history in the late 1700s, why do you think Article Six is significant?
United States Continental Congress, Thomson, Charles, "An ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States, North-west of the river Ohio," 13 July 1787. Courtesy of Library on Congress