Which of the following provided a plan for governing western lands?
A. Continental Congress
B. Articles of Confederation
C. Land Ordinance of 1785
D. Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The answer for the question above is letter "D. Northwest Ordinance of 1787". Also known as the Ordinance of 1787. This chartered a government for the Northwest Territory. This provided a method for admitting new states into the Union from the territory.