SAT Subject US History Practice Question 473: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 473

4. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 specified which of the following?

A. The federal government would sell land in the Northwest Territory on credit.
B. The Northwest Territory was divided into townships and lots that were sold to the public.
C. Any precious metals discovered in the Northwest Territory were the property of the federal government.
D. Only Native Americans were entitled to live in the Northwest Territory.
E. When a section of the Northwest Territory had a large enough population, it could draft a constitution and apply for statehood.

Correct Answer: E


The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 set forth the rules for how the sections of the Northwest Territory could become states.

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