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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1787, the US Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance, creating a policy for the addition of new states to the Union where slavery was outlawed but hipsters were allowed to roam free   (history.com) divider line
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2021-07-13 3:26:20 PM  
I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.
 
2021-07-13 6:55:47 PM  
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The US Constitution hadn't yet been ratified in 1787, so this was an Ordinance by The Congress of the Confederation of the united States
 
2021-07-13 7:03:06 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.


This was written just 11 years after the declaration of independence, which for all its high flying rhetoric has this lovely tidbit:

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
 
2021-07-13 7:04:02 PM  
Indiana is full of hipsters?

Subby sounds like they don't know the meaning of "Northwest" in this context.

It's Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and eastern Minnesota that made up the Northwest Territory created in 1787.

And that's why the area is called Midwest now.  Couldn't call it Northwest once Muricans made it further west.
 
2021-07-13 7:07:49 PM  
"Three years later, the Northwest Ordinance proposed that three to five new states be created from the Northwest Territory. Instead of adopting the legal constructs of an existing state, each territory would have an appointed governor and council. When the population reached 5,000, the residents could elect their own assembly, although the governor would retain absolute veto power. When 60,000 settlers resided in a territory, they could draft a constitution and petition for full statehood."

And that's when you bring out the farkin' canned peaches!

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2021-07-13 7:09:00 PM  
And then the murders began.
 
2021-07-13 7:20:17 PM  
The US Constitution wasn't ratified until June 21, 1788.

In 1787 The congress was called The Congress of the Confederation.    Men wore onions in their belts.
 
2021-07-13 7:57:54 PM  

12349876: Indiana is full of hipsters?

Subby sounds like they don't know the meaning of "Northwest" in this context.

It's Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and eastern Minnesota that made up the Northwest Territory created in 1787.

And that's why the area is called Midwest now.  Couldn't call it Northwest once Muricans made it further west.


They could still call a major Chicago university "Northwestern", though.
 
2021-07-13 8:03:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.


Let me help you out a bit.

WOW! YOU ARE SO VIRTUOUS! DOES EVERYONE SEE HOW VIRTUOUS NADIE_AZ IS BEING?

Just in case there was any doubt later.
 
2021-07-13 8:30:05 PM  
Confederation Congress. Big difference.
It was only passed as an amendment at the last minute with barely a quorum in the Confederation Congress.

Slaver scum kept trying to call constitutional conventions in Indiana and Illinois during the early national period. Slavery persisted in Illinois until the mid 1820s and was finally banned by the Illinois Supreme Court in the 1840s.
For more refer to "Slavery and the Founders" by Paul Finkelman.
 
2021-07-13 8:37:22 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Nadie_AZ: I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.

Let me help you out a bit.

WOW! YOU ARE SO VIRTUOUS! DOES EVERYONE SEE HOW VIRTUOUS NADIE_AZ IS BEING?

Just in case there was any doubt later.


Oh shiate!! I almost missed that. Thanks for pointing out their virtuosity. I would have never forgiven myself if I had strolled right by that.
 
2021-07-13 8:39:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.


Yes, well indigenous peoples owned slaves.

/chessmate liberal
 
2021-07-13 9:02:20 PM  
I am OK with both of those. Free the slaves and let the hipsters roam free in some sort of gigantic park, far, far away.
 
2021-07-13 9:05:01 PM  

Clash City Farker: Nadie_AZ: I see slavery is mentioned but nothing on the wars against the indigenous peoples they forced out.

Freedom, my ass.

Yes, well indigenous peoples owned slaves.

/chessmate liberal


That's where us Canadians bought most of our slaves and freed them. Mostly other Indians and what is now known as "New Englanders taken as prisoners of war. Warfare caused so many deaths in a population with such low natural increase, that the Indians had to kidnap immigrants They were on a tread-mill that continually required fresh blood and workers and children.

Has anything really changed?
 
2021-07-13 9:09:07 PM  
A lot of French Canadian family names are translated from the English or into English.

Try to guess some or what they mean.

Starters:

White
Stone Rivers

Ouaite
Boucher
Trembly
 
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