Diagram of the 1785 Land Ordinance showing how the method of subdivision can be applied from the scale of the country down to the scale of a single lot. Thomas Jefferson: Cartesian grid method of land planning.
Articles of Confederation Northwest Territory & Land Ordinance of 1785 • Students will research and analyze the creation of the Articles of Confederation, the problems with the Articles, and how the Northwest Territory was organized using the Land Ordinance of 1785
The Land Ordinance of 1785 passed by Congress on May of 1785 allowed for the sale of land in the Northwest Territory and set up standards for land sale that became Precedents. This map shows the seven ranges first surveyed.