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Georgia History Checkpoint 4

  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    The Atlanta Braves are an American professional baseball franchise based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The franchise competes in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division.
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    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
  • Richard Russel

    Richard Brevard Russell Jr. (November 3, 1897 – January 21, 1971) was an American politician from Georgia
  • Carl Vinson

    Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat and served for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives
  • Electrification

    The Rural Electrification Act (REA) is a law that was passed by the U.S. Congress in May 1936
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    World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945
  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the African-American civil rights movement.
  • Social Security

    he first monthly retirement check was received by Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, in January 1940. She started collecting benefits at age 65 and lived to be 100 years old, dying in 1975. The current Social Security Administration, whose precursor was established by the Social Security Act.
  • John Lewis

    John Robert Lewis is an American politician and is a prominent civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, the first black students to enroll at the University of Hunter and Holmes, UGA.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Proposed in late 1940 and passed in March 1941, the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Pearl Harbor

    On December 7, 1941, Japan launches a surprise attack on American soil at Pearl Harbor
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
  • 1946 Governor's Race

    For a brief period of time in 1947, Georgia had three governors. Eugene Talmadge won election to a fourth term as Georgia's governor in 1946, but died before his inauguration. To fill the vacancy, Eugene's son, Herman, was appointed by the state Legislature.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • 1956 State Flag

    The Georgia state flag that was used from 1956 to 2001 featured a prominent Confederate battle flag and was designed by Southern Democrat John Sammons Bell, a World War II veteran and an attorney who was an outspoken supporter of segregation.
  • Sibley Commission

    In 1955, the General Assembly decided to cut off state funds to any system that integrated its schools.
  • SNCC

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was one of the major Civil Rights Movement organizations of the 1960s. It emerged from the first wave of student sit-ins and formed at an April 1960 meeting organized by Ella Baker at Shaw University.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. The Falcons compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968
  • William B. Hartsfeild

    William B. Hartsfeild
    • William B. Hartsfield was a man of humble origins who became one of the greatest mayors of Atlanta
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    Herman Eugene Talmadge was an attorney and a Democratic American politician from the state of Georgia, the son of former governor Eugene Talmadge
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    van Earnest Allen Jr., was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta, during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960