SS8H4 Study Guide

Georgia Constitution of 1777
Georgia’s first attempt at constitutional government was initiated in April 1776 by the Provincial Congress called by the Georgia Trustees in response to a series of mass meetings held throughout the colony.

Article of Confederation
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.

Constitutional Convention of 1787
In September 1786, at the Annapolis Convention, delegates from five states called for a Constitutional Convention in order to discuss possible improvements to the Articles of Confederation.

Abraham Baldwin
Abraham Baldwin was a Connecticut-born and raised minister, Patriot, American politician, and Founding Father.

William Few
William Few, Jr. was an American politician and a farmer, and a businessman and a Founding Father of the United States.

Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Separation of Powers
an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.

Unicameral
(of a legislative body) having a single legislative chamber.

Bicameral
(of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers.

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