How the Northwest Ordinance established principles and
procedures for orderly expansion of the United States
Including, but not limited to
Orderly procedure for establishing territories and applying
for statehood
As a territory grew in population, it gained rights to self
To become a state, the following requirements had to be
At least 5,000 men who owned at least 50 acres
60,000 people
Established self-government
Your turn to Apply
• Write a letter applying for statehood. Include
the amount of men, the amount of land
owned by each man on average, and the
amount of over all people seeking to create a
self government. For fun include the name of
your state you are trying to create.
Reasons for Manifest Destiny
• Economic
– New land for farmers; new trade routes and markets(
Santa Fe Trail) ; new opportunities to start a business
• Political
– Expansion of our nation’s borders/ territory;
expansion of slavery
• Social
– Remove Native Americans; refuge for persecuted
groups (Mormons)
• Explain the causes and effects of the trail of

Explain How the Northwest Ordinance established principles and