2017-11-30 / News

Governing documents discussed



Out of the American Revolution came three important and historic documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution – which shaped and continue to shape this nation. Attorney David Chesnut (right) told the Washington Rotary Club facts about each document and about some of the founding fathers who contributed to their authorship and adoption. The Articles of Confederation was a weak document which provided for a weak central government with no authority to tax. The Constitution, which came along later, he said, set up the federal government and its powers and involved individual protection only when the Bill of Rights was added. Georgia was the fourth state to adopt the Constitution and did so on December 31, 1787. Club President Terry Boswell thanked Chesnut for providing the program. Out of the American Revolution came three important and historic documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution – which shaped and continue to shape this nation. Attorney David Chesnut (right) told the Washington Rotary Club facts about each document and about some of the founding fathers who contributed to their authorship and adoption. The Articles of Confederation was a weak document which provided for a weak central government with no authority to tax. The Constitution, which came along later, he said, set up the federal government and its powers and involved individual protection only when the Bill of Rights was added. Georgia was the fourth state to adopt the Constitution and did so on December 31, 1787. Club President Terry Boswell thanked Chesnut for providing the program.

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