“The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 ranks with the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence as a great milestone in the history of human freedom.”


John Quincy Adams and a pioneer reflect on the Northwest Territory and American freedom


  • Narrator: Chris Flannery
  • Audio Producer: Derek Wood
  • Music Supervisor: Blake Huxell
  • Violinist: Alayne Wegner
  • Musician: Sarah Goslee Reed