Georgia History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1000


    The Paleo-Indian period spans from approximately 15,000 B.C. to the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age about 7,000 B.C. The period marks the first colonization of the New World by Homo sapiens. It is generally agreed that these early people came to the Americas from Asia, either by way of a landbridge that formed across the Bering Strait or possibly by use of simple water-craft
  • Jan 1, 1000


    A striking change appears in Greek art of the seventh century B.C., the beginning of the Archaic period. The abstract geometric patterning that was dominant between about 1050 and 700 B.C. is supplanted in the seventh century by a more naturalistic style reflecting significant influence from the Near East and Egypt. Trading stations in the Levant and the Nile Delta, continuing Greek colonization in the east and west, as well as contact with eastern craftsmen, notably
  • Jan 1, 1000


    The Woodland Period of Georgia prehistory is broadly dated from around 1000 B.C. to A.D. 900. This period witnessed the development of many trends that began during the preceding Late Archaic Period
  • Mar 1, 1540

    Hernando De Soto

    Hernando De Soto
    Hernando De Soto was spainsh explorer his went to Geogria and other southeastern stare in search of Gold. He killed native with diseases that he had brought. De Soto never found Gold and he died on the expedition. When he died he left journal about native.
  • charter

    king George 2 granted a charter to oglethorpe;s group as trustess for establishing the colony of georga and for managing it for twenty one years. Trustees are people who hold responsiblity on behalf of other and territories
  • Georgia founded by James O

    Georgia founded by James O
    Jmaes O found Georgia. The first plan to settle georgia were made by English. he was an English man who cared for people in trouble. He was well eduated and wealthey. Oglethorpe's freind, robert castell went to jail because he could not pay his debt Oglethorpe had laws passed that let thousads of prisoner so free. James, Lord john pand ninteen other men laid out a plan to develop a colony for the new world
  • Salzburgers Arrive in Georgia

    Salzburgers Arrive in Georgia
    The salzburger arrived from Austria for religious reason. they were being persecuted by the catholics in europe. James oglethporepe provide them with land and they named it Edenezer. They moved Because the land was not good and named their new home New Edenezer.
  • highland scots Arrive in Georgia

    highland scots Arrive in Georgia
    The souther people choose highland scots to defence them from the spainsh the were warriors strougest, big, and alway looking for a fights. they were train to kill pepole. spainsh was one of the srougest army with them and they did propect
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    John Reynold

    John Reynolds was a weak governor A captain of Brith royal navy extreme authorty no challengers admin= lost $ land no one wanted to live there
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    Henry Ellis

    2nd gover people were happy that he ttok over. divided GA into 8 parishes with represention in gov't. Responsible for self- Government in Geogia
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    James Wright

    James wright was the thrid goverment he was arrested in 1776 he came back to savnah in 1779
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    Amercia Revotion

    The situation in which I now stand for the last time, natirall recalls the period when the present form of goverment commened, nor to repeat.
  • Austin D

    Austin D
    Austin Dabney was a slave who became a private in the Georgia milita and fought against the British during the Revolutionary war. Born in wake county in the 1760s
  • Battle of the creek

    Battle of the creek
    About six miles south of rading post, The brigedes of col. Frederiar W. Benteen and col. John F. phillp overtook the Confederates as they were crossing creek
  • Articles of convection Retytion by all thriteen state

    Articles of convection Retytion by all thriteen state
    The troops under lieutenant general burgayne, and the aritallery of the entrenchmened where the arms and artillery are to be left
  • University of Georgia Establishas

    University of Georgia Establishas
    Geogia Establishes USA as america's first state supported univeristy public Abraham baldwin
  • costitutional convention of 1787

    costitutional convention of 1787
    By, The Foundation documenfur the new united states adpated in 177. The Articles gave congress virtually no power to regulate domostic affairs no power to tay
  • Georiga ratifes us constitution

    Georiga ratifes us constitution
    William few and araham boldwir were georgia's reps at the consh conv of 1787
  • Eli Whitney Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney Cotton Gin
    Whitney was the inventor of the cotton gin and a pioneer in the mass production of cotton. Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 and died on January 8, 1825
  • Yazoo Land Frand

    Yazoo Land Frand
    Georgia growing hunger far land reached a peak included in ths territor were the present state of mississspi and alba Geotrgia ceded its land west of the chattoha river to the federal gov't for $1.25 million.
  • Capital move from Agusta to louisville

    Capital move from Agusta to louisville
    Named in honor of king louisville of Franck the capital moves west to stay center Geographically Based on population
  • 13 Amentment

    13 Amentment
    us constitition the work of the Emancipation proclam offically abolish
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Porpose to ensure a balance between free and slave stae south supporting because it kept he and stae equal fee slave
  • Dahlonga Gold Rush

    Dahlonga Gold Rush
    Benjam parks, lost homes, land and legal rights. could not speak out against white
  • Trail of tear

    Trail of tear
    Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States.
  • lndian Removeal

    lndian Removeal
    Authoriz the president to grant unsetted land west of the mississippi in exchange for indian land within existing state borger
  • Worcester vs Geogia

    Worcester vs Geogia
    supre court case of samuel worcestervs the state of gerogia. filled a satt with the supreme court. Woresta released from jail only after sigins allegiane
  • The dred scott case

    The dred scott case
    Dred scot, a slave, was taken by his owner adition from the north raised engounh suth happy speed slave
  • Rebecca L. Felton

    Rebecca L. Felton
    Georgia governor anxious to conciliate the newly enfranchised women of his state.
  • Fugitive slave law

    Fugitive slave law
    Northern law enforcement officers to aid in the recapture of runaways, more than ten thousand fugitive slaves
  • Election od 1860

    Election od 1860
    It was turmoil. Northern democrats felt that Stephen Douglas had the best chance to defeat the "BLACK REPUBLICANS." Although an ardent supporter of slavery, southern Democrats considered Douglas a traitor because of his support of popular
  • Union Blockade

    Union Blockade
    Union forces established a blockade of Confederate ports Designed to prevent the export of cotton and the smuggling of war materiel into the Confederacy. The blockade, although somewhat porous, was an important economic policy that successfully prevented Confederate access to weapons that the industrialized North could produce for itself. The U.S. Government successfully convinced foreign
  • Georgia Secedes

    olitically the convention was a watershed event that hastened the Civil War (1861-65) and dramatically changed the course of Georgia history.
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    March to the Sea

    he March Ohio native and Union general William T. Sherman lost the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864. In September of that same year his army captured Atlanta before embarking on its March to the Sea, from Atlanta to Savannah, in November. Sherman later chronicled his wartime experiences in a memoir, published in 1875.
    William T. Sherman
    to the Sea, the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the Civil War 1861-1865 began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and concl
  • Antietam

    The Northern and Southern armies had the bloods one-day battle of Antletam was the Army of north vigina first ivasion into north
  • Gettysburg

    The battle was fought July 3 and resuled in a union victory that ended ever robert E .lee secound lvasion of the north The unoin army led by general Gease good me
  • Chickmauga

    Union Generen william rosecra led his troops agaird cofederation general brast bass sever miles south of chattaousjo at chickatta creek
  • Sherman's march to the sea

    Sherman's march to the sea
    "I be to predsent you as a christmas sift the city of sawn with one hunderd fify hear cnun. aslo about twenty five thousand bale of cotten
  • Andersonville

    The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here.
  • 14th Amendener

    14th Amendener
    Granted of citizenship to the freedom and forbad any state from denying anyone the protection of law
  • 15th amendram

    15th amendram
    Granted all male citizeen the right to vote regardong of race, color, or previous of law.
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    Jim Crow Laws

    jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism. Many Christian ministers and theologians taught that whites were the Chosen people, blacks were cursed
  • FDR Elected

    FDR Elected
    Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
  • Intern Cotton Expoxt

    Intern Cotton Expoxt
    The level of slave exports grew from about 36,000 a year during the early 18th century to almost 80,000 a year during the 1780s.The Angolan region of west-central Africa made up slightly more than half of all Africans sent to the Americas and a quarter of imports to British North America.
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    1996 Summer Games

    Atlanta hosted the Centennial Summer Olympic Games, an event that was without doubt the largest undertaking in the city's history. The goal of civic leaders was to promote
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    On June 7, 1892, 30-year-old Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in the "White" car of the East Louisiana Railroad. Plessy could easily pass for white but under Louisiana law, he was considered black
  • 1906 Atlanta Riot

    1906 Atlanta Riot
    White mobs killed dozens of blacks, wounded scores of others, and inflicted considerable property damage. Local newspaper reports of alleged assaults by black males on white females were the catalyst for the riot,
  • Leo Frank Case

    Leo Frank Case
    The discovery of the body of a thirteen-year-old girl in the basement of an Atlanta pencil factory where she had gone to collect her pay check shocked the citizens of that crime-ravaged southern city and roused its public officials to find a suspect and secure a conviction. Unfortunately, it now seems, events and the South's anti-Semitism conspired to lead to the conviction of the wrong man, the factory's Jewish superintendent, Leo Frank. The case ultimately drew the attention of the United
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    World War I

    the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and thereafter the First World War or World War
  • County Unit System

    County Unit System
    The county unit system was established in 1917 when the Georgia legislature, overwhelmingly dominated by the Democratic Party, passed the Neill Primary Act
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many
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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression 1929-1939 was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression
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    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek
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    World War II

    Coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85
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    Roosevelt’s New Deal

    The Great Depression in the United States began on October 29, 1929, a day known forever after as “Black Tuesday,” when the American stock market–which had been roaring steadily upward for almost a decade–crashed, plunging the country into its most severe economic downturn yet. Speculators lost their shirts; banks
  • Mayor Hartsfield

    Mayor Hartsfield
    William Berry Hartsfield was born March 1, 1890, to Charles Green Hartsfield and Victoria Dagnall Hartsfield in Atlanta. He was educated in the Atlanta public school system but did not finish high school or attend college. He married Pearl Williams on August
  • Maynard Jackson

    Maynard Jackson
    Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third term
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Meanwhile to protest Japanese expansion metats, and aviation gasol to japan
  • Brown v. Brd. Of Ed.

    Brown v. Brd. Of Ed.
    Brown v. Board of Education (1954), now acknowledged as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century, unanimously held that the racial segregation of children in public
  • FDR dies at Warm Springs

    FDR dies at Warm Springs
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four momentous terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War and in possession of a weapon of unprecedented and terrifying power.On a clear spring day at his Warm Springs, Georgia, retreat, Roosevelt sat in the living
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    Sonny Perdue signed legislation creating a new state flag for Georgia. The new banner became effective immediately, giving Georgia its third state flag in only twenty-seven
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    Ernest Vandiver Jr., forced to decide between closing public schools or complying with a federal order to desegregate them, tapped state representative George Busbee to introduce legislation
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    It was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African
  • Mayor Ivan Allen

    Mayor Ivan Allen
    He is credited with leading the city through an era of significant physical and economic growth and with maintaining calm during the civil rights movement. While other southern cities experienced recurring violence,
  • First African American Students at UG

    First African American Students at UG
    University of Georgia by Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter is considered a defining moment in civil rights history, leading to the desegregation of other institutions of higher education in Georgia and throughout the Deep South. When the two students walked on to North Campus on January 9 to register for classes, the event marked the culmination of a legal battle
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    1963 was noted for racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations. Nationwide outrage was sparked by media coverage of police actions in Birmingham, Alabama, where attack dogs and fire hose
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    Jimmy Carter the President

    Jimmy Carter aspired to make Government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations. His achievements were notable, but in an era of rising energy costs, mounting inflation, and continuing tensions, it was impossible for his administration to meet these high expectations.
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    They grew their own food. Thousand of families lived to one stettle men