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SS8H4 Georgia and the Constitution
Transcript of SS8H4 Georgia and the Constitution
SS8H4 The student will describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
a. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both the Georgia Constitution of 1777 and the Articles of Confederation and explain how weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to a need to revise the Articles.
b. Describe the role of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention of 1787; include the role of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, and reasons why Georgia ratified the new constitution.
What persons/groups/events were significant to the development of the new government and how?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and why was the decision made to write a new document rather than revise them?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Georgia Constitution of 1777 and how were these weaknesses addressed?
What role did Georgia play at the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
Why did Georgia ratify the new constitution?
Articles of Confederation
Georgia Constitution of 1777
Scene at the Signing of the Constitution
by Howard Chandler Christy
Georgia's Signers of the Constitution