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        Georgia and the US Constitution | Georgia Stories

        Not long after the Articles of Confederation were drawn up in 1777, Georgia and the United States decided they would need a strong central government. In 1887, each state sent representatives to Philadelphia to a Constitutional Convention. They met to write a new Constitution that would set-up the government we have today. Georgia sent four men, most notably University of Georgia founder Abraham Baldwin, who played a critical role in what came to be known as the "Great Compromise." By 1789, Georgia had a new Constitution of its own, and the new U.S. Constitution had been ratified by all of the states.


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