Northwest Land Ordinance

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In the origins of the civil war the United Sates was going through social, economic, and territorial changes. The US population was growing exponentially due to its increase of immigration which forced them to move westwards. The northwest territory was the first land created outside of the original states it was also north and west of the Ohio river. In the year 1787 Congress passed a law called the Northwest Land Ordinance which provided a method for the United States to admit new territories and equal representation to the north and the south based on population where every state will send representatives to congress which made the north and south add more states to each of their sides so they could have more representatives on congress

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