A Brand NEW CONCEPT! The Northwest Ordinance and comic pictures to help explain it! Once the Northwest Territory had been mapped out ( The Land Ordinance of 1785 ), rules were needed to govern this land and lead the people to statehood--that was the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance ! This issue features the complete text of the Northwest Ordinance that students can read over and pictures that describe how the ordinance applied to those settlers that struggled to live in the Northwest Territory. With the text of th Northwest Ordinance now REQUIRED READING for Ohio's 9th grade students, this issue will be helpful for a LONG TIME!