Divide lands seized from the Loyalists.
Provide an orderly system of development for the Northwest Territory.
Remove Native American Indians to lands west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Extend slavery to new territories as the nation grew.
Expressed the importance of self-government.
Established freedom of religion.
Created the first colonial judiciary.
Granted all males the right to vote.
Outlawing the African slave trade.
Limiting the colonies' trade with other nations.
Encouraging the development of manufacturing within the colonies.
Establishing laws against business monopolies.