territory's lands and for a scientific subdivision of them and land was to be divided in keeping with an oblong grid system and the essential unit of grant was the administrative district, that was a sq. space mensuration six miles on all sides and the Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the u. s. Congress of the Confederation on might twenty, 1785 and it created a regular system whereby settlers may purchase title to farmland within the undeveloped west and a law that regulated land sales within the previous Northwest. The land surveyed was divided into 640-acre plots and sold at $1 per acre. 1785: Northwest Ordinance of 1785: A rare triumph beneath the Articles of Confederation on might twenty one, 1785. It established pointers for attaining statehood: territories with a minimum of sixty,000 individuals may apply for statehood and if accepted by Congress, the new state would have equal standing with different states. and it prohibited slavery north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi, thereby guaranteeing future free states within the Middle West. 1786: Shays Rebellion: An insurrection in Massachusetts (August 29, 1786 – June 1787) over oppressive taxes and debt collectors and led by Daniel Shays and was pardoned in 1788. It helped spur the Constitutional Convention and a group of protesters, led by Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays, began a 6-month rebellion by taking over the Court of Common Pleas in Northampton and the goal was to prevent the trial and imprisonment of debt-ridden citizens and he organized a military force funded by eastern merchants, to confront the rebels and an attempt by Massachusetts farmer Daniel Shays and 1,200 compatriots, seeking debt relief through issuance of paper currency and lower taxes, to prevent courts from seizing property from indebted farmers. 1786: Annapolis Convention: A meeting called by the state of Virginia held in Annapolis, Maryland, in September 11- 14 1786 to which all 13 states were asked to send delegates. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the commercial problems besetting the United States under the Articles of Confederation and was held to discuss some issues of interstate trade and the attendance was low, with only 12 delegates total representing just five states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia).
1787: Constitutional Convention: A meeting that took place in Philadelphia from May 25 to September 17, 1787. Ostensibly called to amend the Articles of Confederation, the majority of the delegates arrived with the intention to simply draft a new constitution, one which is still in use to the modern-day and the point of the event was deciding how America was going to be governed and although the Convention had been officially called to revise the existing Articles of Confederation and many delegates had much bigger plans and meeting in Philadelphia, May 25– September 17, 1787, of representatives from twelve colonies—excepting Rhode Island—to revise the existing Articles of Confederation and the convention soon resolved to produce an entirely new constitution .
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