Vocabulary Word: Bicameral
Essential Question: Why did congress set up a precise system for measuring out and dividing up land?
- Township & Range (Download the NorthwestOrdinance Sheet)
We read about the Northwest Ordinance in our book.
We then colored a map of the northwest ordinance and identified the Northwest Territory by following the direction for its borders. The colored land had to match all of the following requirements:
- West of the States
- North of the Ohio River
- East of the Mississippi River
- South of the Great Lakes
Following those four parameters you discovered what was referred to as the Northwest Territory in the Northwest Ordinance.
You also completed a chart for how Townships were created in the Northwest Territory. Each area had to have 4 squares reserved for federal properties and one for schools.