Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Ordinance of 1787
Definition: act of the U. S. Congress that created the Northwest Territory, provided for a survey and sale of its lands, and defined how the residents could govern themselves and become a U.S. state with a status equivalent to the original 13.
[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986)]