The Land Ordinance of 1785: Definition & History


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What was the purpose of the Land Ordinance of 1785?

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1. Who wrote the Land Ordinance of 1785?

2. How did Jefferson make an allotment for education in the Land Ordinance of 1785?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of the Land Ordinance of 1785. Areas of discussion will include the reason for the ordinance and who wrote it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While taking the assessments, you will be tested on the following concepts related to the history of the Land Ordinance of 1785:

  • Purpose of the ordinance
  • The writer of the ordinance
  • Allotments for education provided for by the ordinance

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Land Ordinance of 1785
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who wrote the Land Ordinance of 1785
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why the ordinance was created in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ordinance, look at the accompanying lesson on The Land Ordinance of 1785: Definition & Lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the Articles of Confederation
  • Explains the Ordinance of 1784
  • Covers township divisions in Ohio
  • Explores education factors impacted by the Land Ordinance of 1785