The Western Lands Issue – Part 3

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Where it all went wrong In part 2 we looked at all the Organic (in American Law Organic=Territorial) legislation Congress had passed creating Territorial legislatures and that all the relevant legislation was initiated by the Northwest Ordinance which states that the lands were to be held by the Articles of Confederate system. The American lands […]

The Western Lands Issue – Part 2

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In Part 1, we reviewed the Northwest Ordinance and its purpose as enacted legislation that established a legal framework for the creation of Territorial legislatures and judiciaries and the subsequent process for conversion and acceptance as new states of the union. We also discovered that the Northwest Ordinance language reveals an intent for the Articles […]

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