Georgia: Polity Style: 1776-2022 - Archontology.org

Georgia: Polity Style: 1776-2022

   
   
2 Jul 1776 a resolution in favour of independence of the British colonies in North America is passed, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:506-507)
4 Jul 1776 the British colonies represented in the Continental Congress are proclaimed "free and independent states" in accordance with a declaration approved by the Congress on 4 Jul 1776, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:510-515)
   
   
   
26 Feb 1778 delegates of Georgia in the Continental Congress are authorised to sign the Articles of Confederation in accordance with a resolution passed by the House of Assembly 26 Feb 1778 (Journals of the Continental Congress, 11:670-671)
1 Mar 1781 formed part of the United States as a confederation, retaining sovereignty and independence, upon the taking effect of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (Journals of the Continental Congress, 19:213-223]
4 Mar 1789 formed part of the United States as a federal republic when the central government was organised starting with the meeting of the U.S. Congress in New York (Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 1st Congress, 1st Session, 100; Annals of Congress, Senate, 1st Congress, 1st Session, 16]
19 Jan 1861 secedes from the United States in accordance with an ordinance passed by the Convention 19 Jan 1861 (Georgia Convention 1861, 27-39) [4]
8 Feb 1861 forms a part of the Confederate States of America when the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America is approved by the Congress and becomes immediately operative (Journal of the Confederate Congress, 1:39; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, 1-8)
26 Oct 1865 the ordinance of secession of 1861 is repealed, ordinance of the Constitutional Convention passed 26 Oct 1865 (Georgia Constitutional Convention 1865, 17-18) [5]
21 Jul 1868 re-admission to the United States is completed when the provisions of An Act to Admit the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, to Representation in Congress took effect for Georgia immediately upon the passage of a resolution approving Amendment XIV to the Constitution of the Unites States by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia (Statutes at Large, 16:73, 16:703; Georgia Senate Journal, 1868, 44-47; Georgia House Journal, 1868, 49-53)

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[4] Full title: An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Georgia and other States united with her under a compact of Government entitled "the Constitution of the United States of America"
[5] Full title: An Ordinance to repeal certain ordinances and resolutions therein mentioned, heretofore passed by the people of the State of Geonria in Convention.
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