Georgia road map

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  • Period: 15,000 BCE to


    The Paleo-Indians were one of the first to inhabit the Americas during the glacial times or also called,the Ice Age. Archaeologist do not know much about their culture but they became extinct for about 9,000 years ago.
  • Period: 8000 BCE to 1000 BCE


    The Archaic period came soon after the Pale period, during the ending of the Ice Age and the the great glaciers. The Archaic people inhabited Georgia and other states in North America approximately 10,000 to 8,000 years ago.
  • Period: 1000 BCE to Oct 20, 900


    The Woodland indians inhabited northwestern states, like Tennessee and Kentuckey. They extended their territory to New England to Maryland to the Great Lakes.
  • Period: 900 BCE to 1600 BCE


    The Mississippian time period ended about 359.2 to 299 million years ago. The Mississippian people inhabited all over the southeast to Illinois,southern Florida, and North Carolina to the Mississippi river.
  • May 25, 1539

    Hernando De Soto

    Hernando De Soto
    Hernando De Soto was a 16th-century Spanish conquistador that went out to explore North America. He landed in Tampa Bay on May 25, 1539 and from there explored the southeastern United States for 3 years, all while enslaving the natives of this states along the way. He finally headed west, to discover the Mississippi river. He was the European explorer who had traveled through the Mississippi river.
  • Charter Of 1732

    Charter Of 1732
    The Charter of 1732 was a document who was endowed to 20 trustees. King George signed the charter on June 7, 1732 but it wasn't till April 21, 1732 that the document was granted. The reason for the charter was that James Oglethorpe thought it was the best way to help the poor start a new life in a newly established colony.
  • Salzburgers Arrive

    Salzburgers Arrive
    The Salzburgers were German protestants who were expelled from Germany due to their religious beliefs. King Georgia offered the protection in the newly established colony of Georgia. James Oglethorpe welcomed the Salzburgers into Georgia, and met them in Savannah and led them 25 miles to where they founded the town Ebenezer.
  • Highland Scots Arrive

    Highland Scots Arrive
    The Highland Scots were scottish soldiers that were made famous for their war and ways of fighting. They were invited to the new colony to train Oglethorpe's militia, and help protect them from the Spanish colony of La Florida.
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    John Reynolds

    John Reynolds served as Georgia's first royal governor. He arrived in Savannah, on October 19, 1754 to help put Royal Georgia back together. His reign ended after he left and came back from his birth place in the United Kingdom, the council met him in hatred and would not let him gain control again.
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    Henry Ellis

    Henry Ellis was the second royal governor of Royal Georgia and over years has been deemed Georgia's second founder. Through Ellis Georgians were taught how to govern themselves, and that still stands today.
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    James Wright

    James Wright was the person who took up the role of governor in Royal Georgia, after Ellis left the position. Wright carried on Ellis's policies and way of ruling.
  • Austin Dabney

    Austin Dabney
    Austin Dabney was a slave, who was part of the Georgia militia, and had a very high role. He fought against the British in the Revolutionary War. He was the only African American to be given land for his role in the Revolutionary War, and also received a federal military pension for his service.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a political uprising, in which the American colonies declared independence. 13 colonies of Great Britain's North American colonies had won their freedom, and then greatly formed the United States.
  • Elijah Clarke/Kettle Cr.

    Elijah Clarke/Kettle Cr.
    Elijah Clarke was a Revolutionary War soldier and found his way into the Georgia House Of Assembly. He fought the Cherokees and consulted many Indian treaties. The Battle of Kettle Creek took place during the American Revolutionary War. It was fought in Wilkes County, to where present day Washington, Georgia stands.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The constitutional Convention in Philadelphia was made to call attention to the problems based on the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The document that emerged from the convention was the U.S Constitution that stated specific powers and laws that U.S citizens were supposed to abide by.
  • Georgia Ratifies Constitution

    Georgia Ratifies Constitution
    Georgia called a special convention to ratify the constitution, and it consist of six delegates,but only four showed to the event.
    In the final signing of the document only two of the delegates chosen actually signed the constitution, which are Abraham Baldwin and William Few.
  • Georgia Founded

    Georgia Founded
    Georgia was founded by James Edward Oglethorpe, who was a philanthropist and an English General. Georgia was founded as a colony, and was founded as a place to put debt-ridden people. James Oglethorpe was trying to guide Georgia to the conomy and politics.