Petition Project: You belong to an imaginary territory that is part of the land mass you know as “The Northwest Territories.” (you can think up your own name). Your territory desires to be admitted into the United States of America.
You must create a petition in a Word document requesting admittance to the Union based upon the requirements described in the Northwest Ordinance (1787)–see this link http://curriculum.kcdistancelearning.com/courses/CIVICSs-HS-A06/s/4_sgov/misc/northwest.htm. In that petition, you must explain to Congress how your territory has satisfied all the requirements (for instance: how did you come up with the population number? don’t just say you’ve reached that magical figure.)
Part of that petition is a draft of your state’s future constitution. You only need create the “preamble.” Below are links to the preambles of the listed states’ original constitution. Your preamble should resemble them in tone and language.
Indiana Illinois Kentucky Michigan Ohio Wisconsin