Georgia Constitution 1777

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Georgia Constitution 1777 by Mind Map: Georgia Constitution 1777

1. problems

1.1. weak national

1.2. strong state govenment

1.3. appointed governor

1.3.1. weak governor

1.3.2. no veto power

1.3.3. 1 year term

1.3.4. John Treutlen

1.4. no checks and balances

1.5. strong legislative

1.5.1. unicameral

1.5.1.1. 12 men

1.5.1.2. could overrule the governor

1.5.1.3. elected council

2. strengths

2.1. republican government

2.2. basic rights protected

2.2.1. freedom of religion

2.2.2. freedom of press

2.2.3. trial by jury

2.3. 3 branches

2.3.1. separate powers

2.4. established local county government

2.4.1. established counties

2.4.2. replaced parishes

3. facts

3.1. adopted at Constitutional Convention

3.1.1. Savannah

3.2. changed in 1789

3.3. Eight counties formed

3.3.1. Burke

3.3.2. Camden

3.3.3. Chatham

3.3.4. Effingham

3.3.5. Glynn

3.3.6. Richmond

3.3.7. Wilkes

3.3.8. Libterty