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The Northwest Ordinance Explained | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI

After the end of the American Revolution, the United States gained authority over a vast territory north and west of the Ohio River. In this Close Read video, Kirk discusses the importance of the Northwest Ordinance (1787), the act of Congress which set stipulations for how this new land should be governed. How would these territories be incorporated into the union, and how would issues like slavery be addressed?

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