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Georgia 13

Georgia from Confederation to Constitution Chapter 13

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How many states were in the original American colonies? There were 13 original colonies including Georgia
What document established the original government of the colonies? The Articles of Confederation were the original governing document of the US.
What does unicameral mean? Having a single legislative chamber, that leads the government.
What made up the "executive branch" at the time? The powers of the legislative branch were divided among the governor and a council.
What was the primary source of wealth and power for most citizens in Georgia? Land, if you had land, you had influence and power.
What happened to the loyalists after the war? They mostly wanted to stay in the colonies, but only ones who had been neutral or not helped the loyalist cause too much were permitted to have their land back. The rest of the land was confiscated.
What is a bounty grant? it is a grant that gives land to officers post war.
What made Georgia an appealing place after the war? It continued to grant land to people via the head right system, so anyone could have land.
What is the head right system? It is a system that gives every head of the family two hundred acres of land, plus fifty additional acres to each member of the household.
Why did the capitols of Georgia move further west? They followed the growing demands for populations. They slowly went further and further away from the coast.
Why was there tension between the Americans and the Indians? They both wanted the land.
What was the meeting of long swamp? The first meeting of the Native Americans after the war, in October, 1782. the agreed to give up land west of the Savannah river and south of the Tugloo river.
Was the government able to help settle these disputes with the natives? No, the government was too weak.
Was Georgia in a good spot financially? No they were left in debt after the war.
Was the government able to tax? No, the us government was too weak to tax, which caused a lot of financial trouble.
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