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Georgia Studies

Georgia Under the Confederation Government

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Articles of Confederation First government of new country; Very little central gov. power; most of power went to states
Unicameral One house legislature that worked by forming committees to deal with specific tasks
Georgia' Government Based on the Constitution of 1777 (executive branch- powers were shared by governor and Council; legislative branch- held most power; Judicial- Superior Court)
Confederation A self government
What was the Headright System? System where Georgia gave land to new families. The "head" of the family had the "right" to 200 acres of land plus 50 acres for every additional member
How long did Augusta serve as Georgia's capital? 10 years (1786-1796)
Alexander McGillivray Leader of the Upper Creek who resisted all attempts of the whites to take more land. His father belonged to the Clan Chattan of Scotland, and his mother the Wind Clan of the Creek
What were the 4 capitals of Georgia? Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, and Atlanta
Bounty Grant Land grant that was given to soldiers in the continental army or a state militia as thanks for their service. Higher the rank the more land you could recieve
True of False?- Georgia was in dept True
True of false?- The Constitution of 1777 was the nation's first form of government False- Articles of confederation
Loyalists People who were loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution. Only way for them to return to America was to make a formal request to return, or to enlist in the Continental troops
Patriots People who supported the American Revolution
At the meeting with the Cherokee in Long Swamp in October of 1782, what land did the Cherokee agree to give up? Land west of the Savannah River and south and west of the Tugaloo River
True or False?- The personal wealth of most Georgians was cash, not land. False- personal wealth was land
Created by: Longshot1131