ERIC Number: ED156589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Political Changes in Georgia, 1775-1787.
Anderson, James LaVerne
The pamphlet discusses changes in the political leadership of Georgia during the Revolutionary War years. It is one of a series of documents about the American Revolution in Georgia. Designed for junior or senior high school students, it can serve as supplementary reading or a two-week unit. A teacher's guide is included. Political development in Georgia during the revolutionary and confederation periods was affected by many problems in the state: small population, wide extent of settlement, and rivalry between the coast and backcountry. Strong factional groups within the pathiot Party and brief restoration of a British provincial government divided the state and prevented regularization of government until after 1782. Georgia political history in this period is a study of party and provincial congress leaders. They endeavored to promote population growth, build a new capital city, and create a state university. The coastal-upcountry struggle resulted in the emergence of upcountry leaders and the physical relocation of the capital. Savannah and the coast lost much political power. The teacher's guide presents discussion questions, activities, and a word game based on the text. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Conflict, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Military Service, Political Issues, Politics, Power Structure, Reading Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Action, State History, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial Celebration, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 986-992