Georgia’s Role in the Constitutional Convention, Georgia Ratifies the Constitution, State Government, and Looking Ahead



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What was Georgia’s role in the Constitutional Convention?
UGA book pgs. 129-132 – Sections entitled Georgia’s Role in the Constitutional Convention, Georgia Ratifies the Constitution, State Government, and Looking Ahead.
1. Who represented Georgia at the Constitutional Convention?
William Pierce, William Houstoun, Abraham Baldwin, William Few
2. Which 2 signed the Constitution? Baldwin and Few
3. What issues concerned the Georgia delegates the most?

Opposing a ban on slavery and supporting a strong, central government


4. Why did Georgians support the Constitution?

Thought a central government would help protect some areas of state from Indian attacks and supported the bill of rights that was added.



5. When did Georgia ratify the Constitution? Jan. 2, 1788
6. Georgia was the __4th_ state to ratify it.
7. Why did Georgia need new settlers? Protect the exposed frontier of the state and gain voting power in Congress.

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