Forgotten history

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 predated the Constitution but was the framework for over 70 years by which territories could become states. It stated that morality and religion were to be taught in schools and that these schools were to be supported by lands and monies set aside when surveying the townships in said territories.

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”


October 28, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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