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  • georgia was founed

    georgia was founed
    Georgia was founded by many colonists including James Oglethorpe. The Georgia Colony was named after King George II of England, as specified by the king himself in the charter granting the colony.
  • crossing the Atlantic

    crossing the Atlantic
    James Oglethorpe and a party of settlers crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the ship Anne to begin settlement of the colony of Georgia. They first arrived off the coast of Carolina, and then negotiated permission to settle from Yuma craw Chief Tom chichi.
  • Germans are coming.

    Germans are coming.
    A group of German Salzburgers arrived in the colony of Georgia. They were led by Pastor Johann Martin Boltzius, and established the settlement of Ebenezer.
  • money for the men

    money for the men
    A group of German Salzburgers arrived in the colony of Georgia. They were led by Pastor Johann Martin Boltzius, and established the settlement of Ebenezer
  • an invasion

    an invasion
    James Oglethorpe led an invasion force of Georgia and South Carolina settlers, and some Indians, to attempt to capture Spanish St. Augustine. They captured one fort, and then tried to lay siege to St. Augustine before being attacked at Fort Mose.
  • two countries.

    two countries.
    In April, the Georgia Trustees divided the colony into two counties - Savannah, consisting of all settlements on the Ogeechee River north to the Savannah River
  • new president

    new president
    William Stephens was named president of the entire colony of Georgia; James Oglethorpe was still primarily focused on the defense of the colony during the war with Spain.
  • the colonies struggling

    the colonies struggling
    The colony of Georgia struggled to find a viable, money making crop over the next few years, and gradually declined under the leadership of the Trustees.
  • a treaty to end a war

    a treaty to end a war
    John Percival, the Earl of Egmont, member of and chronicler of the Georgia Board of Trustees in England died. England and Spain signed the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle which ended the War of Jenkins’ Ear, but left the Georgia/Florida boundary to be settled.
  • becoming a state

    becoming a state
    The Colony became a state on January 2, 1788.
  • a ban

    a ban
    • January 1 - United States bans all importation of slaves.
  • indian war

    indian war
    The Creek Indian War - At the start of the 1500's the Creeks occupied nearly all of southeast United States. Their defeat at the battle in Lumpkin County near Slaughter Gap forced them farther and farther West
  • gold

    gold was discoverd in Georgia
  • another war

    another war
    the Second Greek war occurred in
  • the trails of tears

    the trails of  tears
    The Cherokee and creek Indians removed from the state
  • civil war

    civil war
    . In 1859 Out-break of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War
  • surrendered

    The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signaled the end of the Confederacy.
  • slavery abolishment

    slavery abolishment
    December 6 the Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus
  • Spanish and american war

    The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.
  • crops destroyed

    The boll weevil destroys much of Georgia's crops.
  • woman being senator

    Rebecca Felton became the first woman U.S. Senator from Georgia.
  • new voting rights

    Georgia became the first state to allow 18-year-olds to vote.
  • segregation

    Black children attended all-white schools in Georgia for the first time.
  • new voting systems

    Georgia abolished its county-unit voting system and reapportioned its senatorial districts.
  • first black mayor

    Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., was elected mayor of Atlanta, and became the first black mayor of a major Southern city.
  • elected for higher stage

    Former Georgia Governor James Earl Carter was elected President of the United States.
  • local becomes president

    Georgia governor Jimmy Carter becomes President of the United States.
  • a protest

    January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
  • first black mayor continues

    Jack Ellis is still the first black mayor after years of ofice