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wilderness road In 1775, the now-legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap–a notch in the Appalachian Mountains located near the intersection of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee–through the interior of Kentucky and to the Ohio River
republic a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
articles of con federation he Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781
land ordinice of 1785 Image result for land ordinance of 1785The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation on May 20, 1785
northwest territory Image result for northwest territoryThe Old Northwest Territory included all the then-owned land of the United States west of Pennsylvania, east of the Mississippi River
northwest ordinence the Government of the Territory of the United States
shay?s rebellion Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in an uprising against perceived economic and civil rights

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