Checkpoint 3

By 1jbryan
  • Tom Watson and the Populists

    Tom Watson and the Populists
    Thomas E. Watson was a famous figure in the Populist Party. He was also chosen to be the Populist Party's candidate for vice president of the United States.
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    International Cotton Exposition

    The International Cotton Exposition was an event that took place at the western Atlantic railroads. It was meant to show how important Atlanta was in the production of textiles.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    In the year 1895, an African-American citizen named Booker T. Washington gave a speech at the International Cotton Exposition. Washington's speech was made to react to the racial problems in the South.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy versus Ferguson was a court case that was brought to the U.S. Supreme Court by the city of Louisiana. Homer Plessy, an African-American citizen broke the law by not sitting in a Jim Crow car, and so the Plessy versus Ferguson case began. The court decided that Plessy would lose the case against Judge John Ferguson.
  • Alonzo Herndon

    Alonzo Herndon
    Alonzo Herndon was an African-American business owner and founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. In 1905, Herndon bought a mutual aid company and turned it into the Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
  • 1906 Atlanta Riot

    1906 Atlanta Riot
    In Atlanta starting on September 22, 1906, mobs of mostly white people murdered a lot of African-Americans and severely damaged property.
  • John and Lugenia Hope

    John and Lugenia Hope
    Lugenia Hope was a African-American social activist that fought for black communities. In the year 1908, she helped form the Neighborhood Union and became it's president from 1908 to 1935. Her husband, John Hope was the president of Morehouse College from 1906 to 1929.
  • WEB DuBois

    WEB DuBois
    WEB Dubois was an African-American citizen that was against the ideas of Booker T. Washington. In the year 1909, Dubois was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Leo Frank Case

    Leo Frank Case
    Leo Frank was a Jewish superintendent that was accused of killing Mary Phagan. His trial was held on July 28, 1913, and Frank was found guilty, but later the governor found Frank not guilty. Then, on August 18, 1915, Leo Frank was hanged from an Oak tree by 25 men from Atlanta.
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    World War I

    Georgia, just like all of the other states did participate in World War I. Georgia had the most training camps in the United States during the war and 100,000 people from the state participated in the conflict.
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    County Unit System

    Georgia's County Unit System was created to find out who won in the state's primary elections. It was created in the year 1917, and was destroyed by several courts in 1962.
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    Great Depression

    Georgia and the other Southern states were affected greater by the Great Depression than the Northern and Western states were. When the United States got involved in World War II, the Great Depression ended in Georgia and all of the other states.
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act

    Agricultural Adjustment Act
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act was another part of President Roosevelt's New Deal policy. It's purpose was to provide farmers with subsides if the farmers did not produce a lot of crops.
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    The Holocaust was the murder of 6 million Jews and other groups of people in concentration camps. The people behind the Holocaust were the Germans led by Adolf Hitler.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps was founded on March 31, 1933 and was part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal idea. The Civilian Conservation Corp's purpose was to give unemployed people jobs.
  • Richard Russell

    Richard Russell
    Richard Russell was a politician that served as Georgia's governor and a senator. In the year 1933, Russell became the youngest U.S. senator, and was sent to be a part of the Naval Affairs Committee.
  • Eugene Talmadge

    Eugene Talmadge
    Eugene Talmadge was a politician that held the office of Governor in Georgia. In the year 1934, Talmadge was reelected and became Governor once again.
  • Carl Vinson

    Carl Vinson
    Carl Vinson was a member of the House of Representatives and was the longest serving member of Congress. In the year 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the Vinson-Trammell Act. This Act would give the navy strength allowed by the treaties of 1922 and 1930.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social Security was a part of Roosevelt's New Deal policy that became a law on August 14, 1935. Social Security's purpose is to help workers retire.
  • Rural Electrification

    Rural Electrification
    Rural Electrification became a law in May of the year 1936, and was another part of the New Deal policy. Rural Electrification's purpose was to let the government produce cheap loans for farmers in order to make rural electrical cooperatives.
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    World War II

    When World War II began, Georgia provided more than 320,000 people to get involved in the war. The war helped Georgia because it ended the Great Depression in the state and the entire country.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was an American naval base near the U.S. state of Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the country of Japan, and as a result of the attack the U.S. joined World War II.