United States History Question of the Day

Northwest Ordinance

The Northwest Ordinance may have been
the most important achievement of the Articles Period
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 0101007:

Which of the following is a feature of the 1787 Northwest Ordinance?

A) slavery was forbidden in the territory north of the Ohio River
B) all state debts were to be assumed by Congress
C) a section of land was to be set aside for education
D) land was to be divided into townships, six miles on a side
E) it authorized the seizure of Indian land by federal land agents without compensation

Answer and explanation

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