Savannah Burns


“to Promote the General Welfare…”

fire1On January 11, 1820, the City of Savannah, Georgia, literally burned to the ground. More than 500 buildings were gone and the city was essentially destroyed. The people of the United States opened their hearts and their pocketbooks, sending money and material support to Savannah. In Congress, the suggestion was made that perhaps the US Government could help financially. Once again, the great debate over what the words “the general welfare,” was ignited.

Would Congress send direct financial aid to Savannah? And if Savannah was badly damaged in 2015, what would the Federal Government do?

It’s Constitution Thursday and a look at “General Welfare.”



Posted on April 9, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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