Creating a New Government in the Nation and in Georgia. Articles of Confederation. The first constitution of the United States. Designed to have weak central government Protected States Rights Unicameral legislature Ratified in 1781. Weakness.
1 To declare war and make peace.
2 To coin and borrow money
3 To detail with foreign countries and sign treaties
4 To operate post offices
Governor is appointed for 1 year
Governor is selected by an Executive Council (12 members from the legislature)
Congress – 2 houses
Representation base on State population
Favored by the large states
Levy taxes, trade, laws, treaties – state law could not override congress.
Representation is equal for each state
Georgia calls special convention to quickly approve the Constitution. Georgia was the 4th state to ratify the Constitution on Jan. 2, 1788.