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Chapter Glossary

Chapter 9 Glossary

Term Definition

The measurement of a piece of land.

Campus Martius

The name of the fort built around the settlement of Marietta;


A document that outlines the basic laws of a state, country, or organization.


A group of people that make laws for the area;


The first settlement established in Ohio;

Northwest Ordinance

The act of Congress in 1787 providing for the government of the Northwest Territory and setting forth the steps by which its subdivisions might become states;

Northwest Territory

The region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota.


An obligation to behave in a certain way towards others.


An entitlement to something that is given to all citizens.

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