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Georgia Growth

economic and land growth in Georgia

What was Georgia's first government? The Articles of Confederation
What were some things that they had problems with? Money, trade, and relationships with other countries and the Native Americans
What were the Articles of Confederation? The way the government operated during the American Revolution, and the first form of government
What were the main functions of the Articles of confederation? Defend the country, pay its debts, settle arguments between states, maintain relationships with other countries, and set up a postal service for mail going between states.
Why didn't the confederation have an executive branch of government? because the colonists remembered the executive power of the king and royal governors and did not want that.
The government was a __________ legislature that worked by forming committees to deal with specific tasks. unicameral (one-house)
How many states had to agree to change something in the Articles of Confederation? Every state
What were some of the main issues of the new state/government? how to rebuild Georgia's buildings and farms, pay the state's debt, and establish better relationships with the Creek and Cherokee.
which group (Patriots or Loyalists) gained control of Georgia after the war? Patriots
What did the amount of land that a soldier got depend on? Depended on the rank of the soldier. The higher the rank, the more land that soldier got.
Why did many settlers begin to come to Georgia? because the state continued to grant land by the headright system.
What is the headright system? The "head" of the family had the "right" to receive two hundred acres of land plus fifty acres for each additional household member.
_______ began to fill up the fertile land that the Indians had given up in the 1763 and the 1773 treaties. Settlers
Why did Georgia want to gain more land? Because settlers kept coming in, so they wanted to be able to have enough land for them to live and farm on.
Who was Alexander McGillivray? the leader of the Upper Creek.
Why were Georgia's claims to the land of the Creek illegal? because McGillivray said that since his followers hadn't agreed to the 1783 treaty, it was illegal.
Created by: wright.maryb



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