Age of Expansion
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Who was the Father of the Constitution?
It gave too much power to the legislative branch
What was the main weakness of Georgia's Constitution of 1777?
Articles of Confederation
What was the name of the first U.S. Constitution?
The Virginia Plan stated that the number of representatives of each state would be based on the _________________________________ of each state.
Land Lottery (100,000 families receive 3/4 of the GA land) & Headright System (each male head of the family would receive land)
What 2 methods were used to distribute land in the late 1700's and early 1800's? Describe how each method distributed land.
During the Constitutional Convention, the New Jersey plan stated that each state would get _______________ representative regardless of its _____________________.
Abraham Baldwin & William Few
The U.S. Constitution was signed by 2 representatives from Georgia. Who were they?
They would count 3/5 of the population in terms of representatives
What did the 3/5th Compromise say about slaves and how they would be counted toward a state's total population?
Revise the Articles of Confederation
The purpose of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was to
Under Georgia's Constitution of 1777, governor were selected by
Bribed legislators so they could buy land cheaply
The Yazoo land fraud occurred because land companies
All the records from the Yazoo Land Fraud were burned in public in Georgia's capital city of
Growing enough food to feed your family
Define subsistence agriculture/farming:
It increased profits from growing cotton
How did the invention of the cotton gin influence the growth of slavery in the South?
Baptist & Methodist
By 1860, the 2 largest church denominations in Georgia were:
What was the name used for the preachers who traveled throughout the frontier spreading the gospel?
The Western and Atlantic rail line ended there at one time
Atlanta at one time was called Terminus because
The land for the college was donated by the federal government
Which statement BEST describes a "land grant university" such as the University of Georgia?
Separate the cotton fiber from the seed
The cotton gin was used to
The invention that made cotton farming so productive in the South was the cotton gin, which was invented by ___________________________________.
As a result of the Yazoo Land Fraud, the __________________________________ River became Georgia's western boundary.
What 1803 transaction between France and the United States doubled the land area of our country?
2; 2; population
The Great Compromise broke the government up into ______ houses. In the senate, each state would get _______ representatives. In the House of Representatives, each state would receive representatives based on their ______________________________.
The first steamship to cross the Atlantic and have an enormous impact on Georgia's trade and economy
was known as the __________________________________.
From the colonial era until Reconstruction, the capital of Georgia was moved many times in response to what factor?
Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, Atlanta
Put Georgia's 5 capitals in chronological order (SALMA):
**Put the events in order.
Describe the events of the Yazoo Land Fraud
Ridge & Valley
Which region is home to the city of Dalton - the carpet capital of the world?
Who were the FIRST prehistoric people to use small burial mounds?
The sale of rum and slavery
Which of the following issues was a major area of discontent for the malcontents in Georgia?
Which of the acts had the greatest impact on Georgia by causing the first newspaper to stop printing and led to the creation of the Liberty Boys?
A military protective zone between British and Spanish settlements
One of the reasons for the colonization of Georgia was to serve as a buffer colony - meaning Georgia was
Who commanded forces at the Battle of Kettle Creek?
rapidly flowing rivers were a source of energy
Why have many of Georgia's cities and industries grown up along the fall line?