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<p>The Congress Lands were areas in the Northwest Territory owned held and sold directly by the United States government in the years after the American Revolution. </p>  <p>As Congress organized the Northwest Territory in the late 1700s, large tracts of land were sold to private companies and individuals, such as the Ohio Company of Associates, the Scioto Company, and land speculator John Cleves Symmes. Individual states also held claims in the territory including the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Virginia Military District. The remaining land was held by the U.S American government and was sold off slowly over a number of years. Some of the money paid off debts from the American Revolution. The Congress Lands, like many of the other land grants, were often occupied by Native Americans during the early years of settlement. When more settlers came into Ohio, the Native Americans were pushed moved out. </p> <br />
==See Also==
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*[[Northwest Territory]]
*[[American Revolution]]
*[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]
*[[Land Grants and Sales]]*[[Northwest Territory]]*[[OhioVirginia Military District]]
*[[Ohio Company of Associates]]
*[[Scioto Company]]
*[[John C. Symmes]]*[[Virginia Military DistrictOhio]]*[[Land Grants and Sales]]
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