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Northwest Territory

noun
1.
the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota.
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  • Indiana was admitted in 1816, and was the second of the five States carved out of the old Northwest Territory.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Congress undertakes the government of the Northwest Territory.

  • It also probably saved to the United States this Northwest Territory.

  • By this ordinance slavery was forever prohibited in the Northwest Territory.

  • The trading posts of the Northwest Territory vary little in their manner of construction.

    The Wolf's Long Howl Stanley Waterloo
  • You may tell me that you did it in the Northwest Territory by the ordinance of 1787.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • Illinois was admitted in 1818, being the third of the five States formed from the old Northwest Territory.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Yet you must know that it was England that bestowed the most liberal grants to the inhabitants of the Northwest Territory.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • In the Northwest Territory, the old home of Jacksonian Democracy, they overtopped agriculture.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • This is the first state to be formed out of the public domain, known at this time as the "Northwest Territory."

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
British Dictionary definitions for Northwest Territory

Northwest Territory

noun
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