Northwest Ordinance

Northwest Ordinance

The Northwest Ordinance was the conditions in which the territories could become a state. Each new state coming in would be equal with states that had previously joined. The Northwest Ordinance is one of the most important of our Founding Documents. Many of the...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail

Civil Rights activist and leader of Montgomery’s Bus boycott, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and held in a Birmingham, AL jail. While in jail, he wrote a letter to his fellow clergy men who opposed the peaceful work he was doing. The Letter from Birmingham Jail...
Patrick Henry Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Patrick Henry Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

When the British closed Boston Harbor and required the people of Boston to house British Troops in their private homes, many people argued that the Colonies weren’t strong enough to do anything about it. Patrick Henry’s response to this crisis is his...

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