Georgia Ratifies the U.S. Constitution

TIGH: Georgia Ratifies the U.S. Constitution

January 2, 1788 – Augusta

The U.S. Constitution has always been contentious. Our sacred charter was born in controversy and remains so to this day.

Georgia elected six delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. Only four went. And only two—Abraham Baldwin and William Few—signed the final document.

Watch a short video of this topic at Today in Georgia History, a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.