Georgia is a state in the Southern United States. It was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution and was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. It seceded from the Union on January 21, 1861 and was one of the original seven Confederate States.
In the aftermath of the Seven Year' War, Georgia was one of a number of colonies that chafed under unrepresentative direct British rule. However, a new arrangement was peacefully negotiated forming the North American Union. Thus, Georgia was one of the oldest Provinces of the Union.