Loyalist IN Georgia (Tories). Loyal to England and did not want the colonies to break away from the mother country. Many influential colonial Georgians remained loyal to England including Royal Governor James Wright, land owner Thomas Brown, and minister John J. Zubly .
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Savannah Under Attack
Powers the national government had under the AOC
The Three-fifths Compromise
Georgians played two important roles during the Constitutional Convention.
The first was due to their unrelenting support of slavery. Based on the united stance of the southern delegates, including the delegates from Georgia, in favor of allowing states to include slaves in their population count, the members of the Constitutional Convention agreed upon the Three- fifths Compromise.
While this provided a temporary resolution to a slavery issue, it was the beginning of a great and lasting divide between the North and the South that would later lead to war.
A lawyer who became a successful politician in GA.
One of two GA signers of Constitution.
Vote impacted the Great Compromise.
A soldier, signer of the U.S. Constitution, judge, and legislator.
Though he did not make much of an impression during the proceedings, following the Convention, he had a successful political and private career in two statesGeorgia’s Constitutional Signers