The rights of people and the government were built on the constitution. It gave the government it's powers and responsibilities. while it gave citizens rights and responsibilities.
Limited government is a set of political principles that makes it so the government is bound by laws and they limit its power. the reason this was created was because in a monarchy the king had very little limits to his power and the colonists were against that. so th founding fathers made it so the government had limited power.
The land ordinance was a policy that allowed the western lands to be sold. after the was ended the U.S owned a lot of land west of the appellation mountains so they sold t make money or the country. Other people also moved out west and began living there.