the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota.
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How to use Northwest Territory in a sentence
In 1803 the state of Ohio was carved out of the Northwest Territory.An American Religious Movement | Winfred Ernest Douglas
The warlike boldness of Colonel Clark had gained the Northwest Territory for the new nation.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century | Charles Morris
She is the witch of the Northwest Territory, and many is the boat that she has decoyed ashore to the rifle and the tomahawk.Little Oskaloo | Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh
After peace was made in 1798, he was appointed secretary of the Northwest Territory.
In the Northwest Territory, the old home of Jacksonian Democracy, they overtopped agriculture.History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
British Dictionary definitions for Northwest Territory
See Old Northwest
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