Georgia

ED 213 Comparative Timeline

  • James Oglethorpe Created the Georgia Colony

    James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia colony with the help of Trustees from Britain. The Georgia colony was named after King George II and was the last of the thirteen colonies. This event is important because it marks the beginning of Georgia.
  • George Washington is born

  • First American Magazine is published

  • Battle of Bloody Marsh

    The Battle of Bloody Marsh was a fight between the English and the Spanish over the control of St. Simons Island. This event is important because England won and this was the last Spanish invasion in Georgia.
  • Revolutionary War

  • Georgia and the Battle of the Rice Boats

    British ships attacked rice boats for the food and continued to hold Governor Wright under arrest. This event is important because Governor Wright was unable to attend the provincial congress, so they went ahead and drafted the "Rules and Regulations".
  • George Washington's revolutionary army defeats the British at Battle of Princeton in New Jersey

  • Eight Georgia Counties Created

    Georgia's constitution created the first eight counties in the state of Georgia. The counties are Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond, and Wilkes (all of which are current counties). This event is important because it signifies the establishment of the first Georgia counties.
  • Siege of Savannah

    The Siege of Savannah was one of the worst and bloodiest wars in Georgia during the Revolutionary War. Georgia was the first and only one of the original thirteen colonies to return to royal rule. This event is important because the British were able to maintain control over Savannah.
  • US General Anthony Wayne takes Stony Point, New York and defeats the British

  • The Invention of the Cotton Gin in Georgia

    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to create ease of separating the seeds from the cotton. This is an important event because an important piece of machinery was created and because the desire for slaves was increased as more cotton was needing to be produced and picked.
  • 1st US fugitive slave law is passed which requires giving back escaped slaves

  • The Yazoo Land Fraud in Georgia

    The Yazoo Land Fraud consisted of legislators selling much of the western owned land in Georgia for $500,000. This is an important event because it was one of the biggest land frauds in Georgia.
  • 11th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified, declares states' power

  • War of 1812

  • Discovery of Gold in Georgia

    The discovery of Gold in Georgia caused an uproar of miners in Cherokee territory. The miners were digging and trespassing on the Cherokee land. This event is important because it is shows how the white people disrespected the Cherokee nation because of money.
  • Establishment of the Georgia Supreme Court

    The Georgia Supreme Court was created to have jurisdiction over elections, felonies, land titles, wills, and divorces. This is an important event because without the Supreme Court we would have no way to settle legal matters.
  • James K. Polk is inaugurated as the 11th president of the United States

  • The Civil War

  • Battle of Chickamauga

    The Battle of Chickamauga was the largest battle fought in Georgia and had 34,000 deaths. This event is important because the Confederacy won a battle even with more deaths than the Union.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    William T. Sherman marched through Georgia with his troops destroying essentially everything in their way. Sherman started his march in hopes to discourage the Confederacy from fighting. This event is important because of the destruction of food, business, people, and shelter in Georgia
  • The Battle of Cosby Creek in Tennessee

  • Freedman's Bureau in Georgia

    The Freedman's Bureau helped freed slaves go from being enslaved to free after the Civil War. Food, schools, and hospitals were established to help the freed slaves. This event is important because it was a good change for what the slaves were originally used to.
  • William T. Sherman issues Field Order Number 15

  • Georgia New State Board of Health

    The new Board of Health was created and publicized information pertaining to infectious and contagious diseases. The Board of Health also made and gave out typhoid vaccines and diptheria antitoxins. This event is important because it marked the beginning of medical research in Georgia which houses the CDC.
  • North Carolina is the first state that requires nurses to be registered

  • The first federal penitentiary is built in Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Atlanta Race Riot

    Newpapers posted about alleged assaults against white women by black men. An angry mob wished to get revenge so they marched through downtown Atlanta assaulting black people along the way. This event is important because the black community experienced a depression.
  • Segregation Takes Over All of Georgia's Cities

    Segregation took over every city in the state of Georgia. This event is important because it shows to extent and width of segregation in the state.
  • First election in Washington where women could vote

  • Georgia Juvenile Court System

    A Georgia state law created a juvenile court system. This event is important because the juvenile court system is widely used today. Without the court system, children and teens could get away with some serious offenses.
  • US House of Representatives declines proposal to allow women the option to vote

  • Georgia's School Attendance Law

    A Georgia law was created that required school attendance four students ages eight to fourteen for at least four months out of the year. This event is important because it was a step to require education for children.
  • Woodrow Wilson signs the Harrison Drug Act

  • Woodrow Wilson requests that Congress declares war against Germany

  • Selective Draft Act in Georgia

    President Woodrow Wilson approved the Selective Draft Act and Georgia's men aged 21 to 30 were required to register for the draft. This event is important because it started the drafting of men into the U.S. military. Many of the men were forced to join the military forces and fight for their country.
  • Prohibition in Georgia

    The majority of the counties in Georgia were dry counties in 1907. The idea of importing alcohol from other states was thrown around, but ultimately decided against as the possession of alcohol was considered a crime. Prohibition went national following the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919. This is an important event because Georgia was one of the first states to go dry. Also the Eighteenth Amendment was the only amendment to be repealed.
  • Race Riot in Washington, D.C.

  • E.D. Rivers Elected as Georgia Governor

    E.D Rivers was elected governor after Eugene Talmadge held office. This event is important because unlike Eugene Talmadge, E.D. Rivers brought the New Deal to Georgia.
  • Tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi kills 216 people

  • Charles Anderson enters the House of Representatives in Kentucky

  • Gainesville Tornado

    The tornado in Gainesville was very destructive to homes, businesses, and displaced the citizens. There were hundreds of deaths and injuries. President Franklin D. Roosevelt travelled to Gainesville to pay respect and donate $2,500,000 worth of immediate relief funds. This event is important because it shows a disastrous weather in event in the state and shows the determination of F.D.R. to help with the disaster.
  • World War II

  • Albany Movement

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) pushed students and other Albany citizens to essentially break the laws of segregation and protest. This event is important because major leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. participated in the movement to gain attention and try and end segregation.
  • J.F. Kennedy is sworn in as president of the United States

  • Georgia Constitution of 1983

    Georgia's new constitution placed a limit on counties to a maximum of 159. This is important because Georgia officially had a limit of counties after being founded in 1733.
  • Ronald Reagan starts Strategic Defense Initiative

  • World of Coca-Cola

    The world of Coca-Cola was formed in Atlanta that allows visitors do get a hands-on experience learning about the history and creation of Coca-Cola. This is an important event because Atlanta earns a profit, and the history of a world famous beverage is displayed.
  • $500 million worth of art stolen in Boston and is biggest art robbery in the United States

  • The Georgia Project

    Mitchell and Shaw got assistance from professors at the University of Monterrey in Mexico to get Spanish speaking people to Georgia to help schools learn Spanish and vice versa. This is an important event because cultures were being appreciated and both Mexico and Georgia were helping schools learn foreign languages.
  • U.S. Congress passes The Communications Decency Act