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Land Ordinance of 1785

http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb/resources/docldord.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: With the cession of the state lands assured, Congress proceeded to administer the new national domain. An ordinance was adopted on May 20, 1785, which laid the foundations of American land policy until the passage of the Homestead Act in 1862. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.3.2

Comments: This copy of the Land Ordinance of 1785 from the Indiana State Library has a clear introduction about its importance.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1924

Land Ordinance of 1785 excerpts

http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=218

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a one-page version of the 1785 Ordinace that developed the land policy for the Ohio Valley which had been ceded to the U.S. by Britain as part of the settlement of the American Revolution. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.3.2

Comments: This is part of Dan Mabry's Historical Text Archive.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1923

About the Northwest Ordinance

http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_northwest.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a nice overview of the Northwest Ordinance with a facsimile of the original document. Standards 5.6.5 and 8.3.2

Comments: This site is good if you want to cover the Northwest Ordinance without having to read the original document.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 57

History of the Bureau of Land Management

http://www.blm.gov/nhp/facts/index.htm#history

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Bureau of Land Management's roots go back to the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. These laws provided for the survey and settlement of the lands that the original 13 colonies ceded to the Federal government after the American Revolution. As additional lands were acquired by the United States from Spain, France, and other countries, Congress directed that they be explored, surveyed, and made available for settlement. In 1812, Congress established the General Land Office in the Department of the Treasury to oversee the disposition of these Federal lands. Learn about the history of this important agency begun under the Articles of Confederation. Standard 8.3.2

Comments: This is a very brief but clear presentation written by the BLM.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1599

Mad Anthony

http://earlyamerica.com/review/fall96/anthony.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Learn about Anthony Wayne and the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers ended for all time the power of the British on American soil and forced Native Americans in the Northwest Territory to cede land to the American government. Standard 8.3.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2033

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/nworder.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is the full text of the Northwest Ordinance that made states of the Northwest Territory. It helps us understand the important values underlying the laws of America as it expanded beyond its original territory. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.3.2

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2331

Treaty of Greenville (1795)

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1776-1800/indians/green.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This treaty was made between the Indian nations in the Northwest Territory and the United States under the leadership of General Anthony Wayne. It set specific boundaries between U.S. and Indian territories, established trade licensing procedures, granted Indians the right to hunt in the ceded lands, the right to remove white settlers from Indian land, and the right to live freely on Indian lands until the time of sale, when the U.S. at that point would receive first right to buy. Standard 8.5.3

Comments: It will be valuable to read this treaty before a study of the Westward movement.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3205

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