handout nw ordinance.ppt by yurtgc548

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Calculations
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   Sizing a family farm for the 1780s.




House and farmyard:                           ½ acre

Kitchen garden (1/10 acre per person)         _____

Pasture (one acre per large animal)           _____

Hay (one acre per large animal)               _____

Grain Crops (2 acres per adult male)          _____

Woodlot – harvest 1/10 acre/year
          25 year regrowth cycle              _____

                                  TOTAL:


   What size farm will be sold to settlers?
Brainstorming/Notes
Northern value:          Evidence                     Elaboration
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Citizen participation in 36 mile square counties      All farmers within one day’s
democracy                                             horseback ride of county seat
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Education valued         Land set aside for education One section in each township
                         6 mile square townships      set aside to support schools.
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Rough social equality    Land cheap and available     Anyone could purchase 160
                         to all.                      Acres because the price was
                                                      low and loans were cheap
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Family was important     The standard unit of land    160 acres was more than any
                         for sale was a quarter-      1780s grain farmer needed.
                         section.                     Farmers were expected to
                                                      divide land between their
                                                      children. Families could
                                                      keep living in close proximity
                                                      to one another.
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Slavery                  The no-slavery clause        Even though the area covered
                                                      by the Northwest Ordinance
                                                      was unsuitable for slavery,
                                                      the prohibition had symbolic
                                                      value.

								
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