AP US History Ch 9

Law passed by the Articles of Confederation that provided that the acreage of Old Northwest should be sold and that the proceeds should be used to help pay off the national debt.

Land Ordinance of 1785

This stated that "colonies" in the Old Northwest would have two evolutionary territorial stages when the area would be subordinate to the federal government, then, when it had 60,000 inhabitants, it could be admitted by Congress as a state with equal privileges.

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

In Massachusetts in 1786, poor backcountry farmers arm themselves and demand paper money, lighter taxes, and suspension of property takeovers. Authorities raise mini army and crush protestors.

Shays's Rebelion