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A New National Government

The Northwest Territory

Was a need to organize the settlement of the vast Northwest Territory—present-day Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan

Western land claims

Articles of Confederation did not address the question of new states.

States had to give up their western land claims to the central government.

Most states gave up their lands by the early 1790s.

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