1. Explain why Georgia and the United States did not want a strong central government.
Both Georgia and the United States lived through a brutal time ruled by the King of England, who was more of a tyrant than an administrator. The state and federal government, however, knew they needed a stronger executive power than what was outlined in the Articles of the Confederation to help them handle the complex issues experienced by both governments.
2. What was the Great Compromise?
The Great Compromise was the result of a tie between ideas to design the legislative branch. Some state delegates wanted each state to have an equal number of legislative representatives, while others wanted a state's number of representatives to be proportionate to its population. The Great Compromise included both ideas, resulting in a bicameral legislation. A state's number of representatives in the House was determined by its population size, and each state received equal representation in the Senate.
3. Why did Georgia support a strong national government?
Georgia was experiencing a lot of conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the state needed protection along its frontier. With conflict surrounding land rights and ownership, Georgia--the smallest and youngest state at the time--needed help from other states to protect settlers' property.